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Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding How to Build Kayaks and Other Small Boats by Chris Kulczycki

Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding How to Build Kayaks and Other Small Boats


Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding How to Build Kayaks and Other Small Boats by Chris Kulczycki

The definitive how-to manual for the most popular method of amateur boatbuilding. Stitch-and-glue boatbuilding may be the most popular method of amateur boatbuilding today. In this method the home builder cuts out marine plywood panels to prescribed shapes, then puts them together with wire stitches long enough to glue and seal the seams with epoxy. Once the epoxy cures, the stitches are removed, and the result is a handsome, strong, watertight boat. Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding lays out the basic building techniques; outlines the shortcuts and pitfalls; shows how to design your own boat or choose a plan to build from; how to select tools and materials; and how to paint, finish, and outfit the boat.

About the Author

Chris Kulczycki is the author of The New Kayak Shop and the founder of Chesapeake Light Craft, the largest boat kit and plan manufacturer in the world. More than 10,000 boats have been built from his plans.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2005


Chris Kulczycki

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McGraw-Hill Contemporary an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


256 pages





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