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Boatbuilding: Cold-moulded and Strip-Planked Wood by Ian Nicolson

By Ian Nicolson

Cold-moulded wooden boatbuilding predates fibreglass and has been used effectively for crusing dinghies, offshore racing yachts, quickly multihulls and powerboats, or even rowing shells. It comprises bonding jointly layers of wooden veneers or skinny planks to make a powerful, light-weight and watertight hull. smooth glues, quite epoxy resins, gave cold-moulding a lift and stronger either its energy for weight and toughness. Strip-planking is a similar process utilizing slender strips of wooden, and it too has been more advantageous through sleek adhesives. the 2 types of construction is usually combined.

Both of those strategies were utilized in a few very good boats, via either execs and amateurs. they're relatively suited for one-off or brief sequence construction, and make allowance the moulds to be dismantled or even transformed for later use. price and time elements are appealing, or even for amateurs with out a excessive measure of woodworking ability strong effects are really feasible.

This ebook is a realistic advisor to either equipment, ranging from the layout requisites, precious instruments and dealing stipulations, and selection of trees via step by step building and service. Ian Nicolson’s many drawings illustrate the method and supply examples of a number of effectively outfitted boats.

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