Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding for the 21st Century

by Buehler, George

CAD $38.95

This update of Buehler’s classic guide adds 10 new designs plus information about new building materials, while still providing solid step-by-step guidance for choosing the size, complexity, and design that’s right for your skill set, your workshop, and your wallet. Tons of tips on lofting, framing up, planking, decking, hatches, keels, bolt-ons, finishes, rigging, outfitting, launching…the list goes on!

ISBN 10: 71823050
ISBN 13: 9780071823050
Illustration: photos & illus.
Pages: 384
Published: 2014
Format: softcover
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1 review for Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding for the 21st Century

  1. Ontario Sailor Magazine

    Boat builder George Buehler has updated his popular book on yacht construction and offers complete plans for 10 boats, including five sailboats that range in size from the 18 ft. schooner Mary Read to the 50 ft. schooner Gulnar’e and his popular trawler-style powerboat called the Diesel Duck 48. The author, who lives on an island about 30 miles north of Seattle, says anyone can build a boat if you’ve raised a child, written a Ph.D. dissertation, tended a large garden or remolded a house. It’s a large project and if you want to turn your backyard into a boatyard then you need to stop talking and start building, and stick with the project by attaching one piece to the next. Buehler says wood is good, but metal is the next best thing. In 1972, the author built a Hagar for about $3,500 and without an engine spent two years cruising throughout Mexico and Hawaii. He’s now building a 50 ft boat. The book has lots of photos, illustrations and plans. He starts with the type of boat you want, the shop, materials, framing, decks and interiors.

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