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Good books

PostPosted:Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:26 pm
by traveling man
Any recommendations on a good book to teach me about modern glue, epoxy, resins, wood selection, boat building skills?

Re: Good books

PostPosted:Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:43 am
by FishingSETX
Check out "The New Kayak Shop" by Chris Kulczycki. Great book on Stitch and Glue construction with quite a bit of info on epoxy, goopie (dookie shmutz), and most other S&G materials.

Also Check out "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak" by Nick Schade. Excelent book about strip building, materials, epoxy, fiberglass, and tools.

Both have great sections about hull shape, stability, speed, etc. Thats the only two I know to recommend, as thats the only two ive read!!

Re: Good books

PostPosted:Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:47 pm
by Pogo
I think getting both those books is an excellent way to start. If you enjoy them, then shop Amazon for more like 'em, but those are the two to start with.

No book is ever going to be any more of a Bible than any builder can be God, so take all things with a grain of salt. We all do things alike in a general way, but are all over the map in particulars. Learn as many ways as you can, then do what works best for you.

Re: Good books

PostPosted:Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:58 pm
by traveling man
Placed an order for the two recommended books also ordered Kayakcraft:Fine Woodstrip Kayak Construction by Ted Moores, Amazon suggested this one. I am about to be an expert on building wooden boats, but please give me 5 to 8 days shipping before any questions! Thanks Pogo and FishingSETX for your advise.

Re: Good books

PostPosted:Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:04 am
by FishingSETX
no problem!! Let me know how you like the third book!! I may pick it up too!! LOTS f good info in the first two!!

Re: Good books

PostPosted:Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:09 pm
by Pogo
Ted Moores' books are a very close third place, Amazon did good. All other books place noticably behind this leading trio. In my humble, but highly accurate, opinion, that is. 8)