72 pages, 280*217mm, full color
Covering everything from safety in the boat to shop repairs,Gil Gilpatrick thouroughly explains the whys and shortcuts learned from his experience in the shop and on the water. A Maine guide, he uses his own canoes and tests their performance on the challenging Allagash River every summer.
This revised edition includes full-sized plans for 8 well-proven canoe designs, most of which are the author's own adaptations.Step-by-step directions for building a canoe from start to finish are accompanied by more than 100 photographs and illustrations.
Editorial Reviews Library Journal This revised version is much more polished and better illustrated than the 2002 edition. Canoe trip guide and outdoorsman Gilpatrick provides detailed and straightforward instruction. Be warned: there is a back pocket with patterns that will never survive circulation. This volume is not for the casual hobbyist but for the devoted craftsperson. For readers who want to expend the time and money to build a beautifully crafted wood strip canoe rather than buy a fiberglass one, this book is strongly recommended.