The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction, Book
Extensive chapters on hardware bonding, construction methods, safety and tools are described with the aid of hundreds of detailed illustrations and photographs. Used as a textbook in boatbuilding schools.
Decades of experience building with wood and epoxy are compiled in this books 5th edition, completed in 2005. New and updated material is combined with proven technology in a user friendly, revised layout. Extensive chapters on hardware bonding, construction methods, safety and tools are supported with the aid of hundreds of detailed illustrations and photographs.
It is obvious that a great deal of thought and care went into the content and organization of this book. Every topic of woodepoxy boatbuilding is covered from estimating materials and labor to detailed construction techniques; it includes numerous appendices and reference tables. Care has been taken to provide overviews and fundamentals to keep the reader grounded; each chapter is prefaced with alerts to recent changes and new techniques in construction practices.
Written from the perspective of looking over the shoulder of a boatbuilder at work, rather than some theoretical discussion of how a project should go under ideal circumstances, the intricacies of how to deal with What do I do now? situations are covered in detail. The text is written in a conversational manner with an emphasis on clarity and ease of understanding. Used as a textbook in boatbuilding schools. Over 100,000 copies in print.
• 406 pages
• 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.4 inches
• Gougeon Brothers (October 2005)