Deciding what boat to build is one of those wonderful mind pursuits, and study plans catalogs are a great way to get that thought process in gear because you have a nice variety of boats to compare/contrast. The designs range from three different skin-on-frame boats, to glue-lap-ply dinghies and daysailers, to a 20' trimaran, and some go-slow canal boats. There are several power boats, including simple skiffs and more rugged powercraft, and weekender type sailboats go up to 24 feet. What sets these design catalogs apart from other such publications is the honest commentary, and the lines provided so you can understand the hull shapes of a three-dimensional boat from a flat piece of paper. Basic particulars are included, as well as building skills needed. And, all of the plans shown are available for purchase from WoodenBoat. This is the fourth in the very successful series of boat design catalogs published by WoodenBoat. The three prior sutdy plans catalogues have approximately 100,000 copies in print. None of the designs in Forty-Five Wooden Boats are shown in the prior books, and the emphasis is on boats you can build.
In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard
Author: Michael Ruhlman
Category: Technology & Engineering
There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend of reportage [and] reflection" (Los Angeles Times), Michael Ruhlman sets off for a renowned boatyard in Martha's Vineyard to follow the construction of two boats-Rebecca, a 60-foot modern pleasure schooner, and Elisa Lee, a 32-foot powerboat. Filled with exquisite details and stories of the sea, this exciting exploration of a nearly forgotten craft and the colorful personalities involved will enthrall wooden boat owners as well as craftspeople of every stripe, nature enthusiasts, and fans of compelling nonfiction.
Davey Simpson, a fisherman, is charged with the murder of a powerful Alabama politician's son. His childhood friend, Ben Johnson, is well-qualified to act as his attorney, but Ben would have to resign as the first black lieutenant governor of Alabama to take the case. Davey does not want Ben to make such a sacrifice. While in the Mobile County Jail awaiting trial, Davey has a unique method of surviving confinement. Since he can't endure living in the present, he lives in the past, recalling memories of his two childhood friends --his lost love, Pokey, and his best friend, Ben. Even though those memories are also a reminder that Ben and Pokey both moved away from Mobile, they allow Davey to escape the unbearable loneliness of incarceration. Years before, when Ben was shunned and mistreated because of his race, Davey stood up for him. Now, despite Davey's protests, Ben insists on representing Davey. Though they had been separated by time and space, loyalty prevails. However, it is Davey's plight that causes childhood friends to reunite and renew their relationships. Unexpected twists reveal the many complications involved in the case and in Davey's personal life as well. This book was awarded Second Place in the Sandhill Writer's Conference for Novels in 2009. One of the judges, Milam McGraw Propst, author of Adventures of Ociee Nash (also a movie), expressed her "high regard for this manuscript." She compared it to The Help saying, "It is writing from the same heart." Calling the work amazing, she said she "loves these three characters; most especially Pokey and her triumph" adding that "these beautifully drawn, rich memories of the South bring back a place and time we all need to remember."
Dieses sehr detaillierte und vollst ndig bebilderte Buch aus dem Jahr 1918 diente dazu, Laien den Bau von kleinen und mittleren h lzernen Booten und Schiffen zu erm glichen. Auch heute noch ist es eine einzigartige Informationsquelle f r Selbstbauer und Besitzer h lzerner Boote.