Building A Strip Canoe; Second Edition, Revised & Expanded - Full-sized Plans And Instructions For Eight Easy-to-build, Field Tested Canoes
Photographs: Includes photographs
After supervising the construction of more than 500 canoesduring his nearly 30 years as an outdoor resources instructor inthe Skowhegan, Maine, school system, Gil Gilpatrick shares hisvoice of experience in guiding both novice and accomplishedwoodworkers in building a canoe with easy step-by-stepinstructions. This revised and expanded 2nd edition of BUILDING ASTRIP CANOE includes plans and patterns and step-by-stepinstructions for eight well-proven designs, most of which are Gil?sown adaptations, and are accompanied by more than 100 photographsand illustrations. Also included are directions for makinghandwoven cane seats and attractive lightweight, stalwart paddles.Over many years of experimenting and refining his methods, Giloffers an extensive listing of sources for lumber, tools andsupplies. His contemporary construction methods augment thetraditional wood strips with fiberglass and WEST SYSTEM epoxy. Fromsafety in the boat shop to repairs, Gil explains the shortcutslearned from experience. A Maine Guide, he uses his own canoes andtests their performance on the challenging Allagash River everysummer.ISBN13: 9781565234833
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