Ultrasimple Boat Building: 18 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build by Gavin AtkinUltrasimple Boat Building: 18 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build by Gavin Atkin

Ultrasimple Boat Building: 18 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build

byGavin Atkin

Paperback | November 9, 2007

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The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats

In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simpleboat of your dreams.

Gavin Atkin is known around the world for his minimalist boat designs. His award-winning creations, including the celebrated Mouse, have been built by countless boat enthusiasts.
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Title:Ultrasimple Boat Building: 18 Plywood Boats Anyone Can BuildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.9 × 8.6 × 0.4 inPublished:November 9, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071477926

ISBN - 13:9780071477925

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: The Virtues of Small and Simple Boats

 Part 1How We'll Build Them

1.Three Simple Ways to Build Ultrasimple Boats

The Simplified Chine Log Method

Stitch-and-Glue

Polyurethane Stitch and Glue
Epoxy Stitch and Glue

Your Choice

2.Materials and Tools

Plywood

Buying Plywood

Lumber

Buying Lumber

Adhesives

Epoxy
Polyurethane Glues

Paint and Varnish

Tools

3.Basic Skills

Working with Lumber

Marking
Cutting
Working with Saws
Joining Lengths of Lumber

Working with Plywood panels

Marking out using coordinates
Cutting the panels
Making Butt Joints

Using Fasteners

Pre-drilling holes
Working with hand drills
Using hammers and driving nails
Using screwdrivers and driving screws(sidebar: Working with Chisels)

Working with Glues

Using polyurethane glue(sidebar: PL Hints from Bryant Owen)
Using Epoxy

4.Building the Hull

Building with the Simplified Chine Log Method

Cleats for bulkheads and frames
Cleats for the transoms
Assembling the Bulkheads, Transoms, and Sides
Adding Chine logs

Building Stitch-and-Glue Style

Bulkheads and Frames
Initial Assembly
Taping versus "Stitching"
Making Fillets with polyurethane
Making Fillets with epoxy
Covering the hull

Adding a Skeg

Inwales, gunwales, breasthooks and quarter knees(sidebar: Home Made Clamps)

5.Finishing Your Boat

Painting

Painting with water-based paint
Painting with oil-based paint

Varnishing

6.Fitting out and Rigging

Fittings

Paddling and rowing gear(sidebar: A Rowing Rant)

Sailing Gear

Daggerboards, leeboards, and rudders
Spars
Sails
Rigging(sidebar: Knots)

Preventing rot

7.Model making

Part 2Let's Build Some Boats

8.Minimouse and Micromouse: two tiny, flat-bottom double-paddle prams

Hull

Decks

Seats

Les Brown's Micromouse

9.Lilypad: a stone-simple punt

10.Mouse and Rowing Mouse: a V-bottomed messabout pram for double-paddle or oars

11.Cruising Mouse: a two-person rowing or paddling pram with carrying capacity

12.PoorBoy: a small outboard skiff

13.Dogsbody: a larger outboard boat

14.Jiggity: an "ultrasimplified" Auray punt

15.Aurette: a small sailing Auray punt

16.Piragua: a pirogue

17.Cinderella: a double-paddle canoe with a "roundish" bottom

18.Flying Mouse: a child's sailing pramString Sailing

19.Eek!: a larger, sportier sailing pram for more experienced kids and small adults

20.Puddle Duck Racer: the world's simplest racing class?

21.Summer Breeze: a versatile rowing/sailing skiff

Using the Simplified Chine Log Method

Stem and transom
Frame
Assembling the Sides
Installing the Bottom

Using stitch and glue

Finishing the Hull

Rowing Accoutrements

Sailing Rig

22.Doris the Dory: a rowing and sailing expedition boat

 Part 3: What Shall We Build Next?

23.A gallery of appealing designs

Phil Bolger

Teal
His 'n' Hers Schooners
Micro

Jim Michalak

AF3
AF4
Ladybug
Harmonica

Murray Isles

Swallowdale 15
Swan Bay
Pepper Gal

John Welsford

Houdini
Tread Lightly
Trover

Jacques Mertens-Goosens

CK 17
Otter 16
Indian River Skiff

Conrad Natzio

Sandpiper
Oystercatcher