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  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine; Reprint edition (1 Nov. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071579907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071579902
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why is stitch-and-glue boatbuilding so popular?

Any number of construction methods will produce a beautiful boat. But for the backyard builder with limited experience and a tight budget, the choice is not so complicated. Traditional plank-on-frame and cold-molded construction require complicated lofting and building molds--to say nothing of expensive tooling and lots of time. Stitch-and-glue construction, on the other hand, can produce the same results with a substantial savings in time and money. The process is quicker, easier, uses fewer parts, and produces a boat that is much easier to maintain--without the building molds and with only the simplest lofting. For tools, you need little more than a circular saw, a sander/polisher/grinder, a block plane, a framing square, a level, and a tape measure.

Sam Devlin has elevated stitch-and-glue boatbuilding to an artform, and his graceful designs have attracted the attention of backyard builders across the country. Here is all you need to know to build the boat of your dreams, whether it's a 7-foot dinghy or a 40-foot power cruiser. Devlin's Boatbuilding: How to Build Any Boat the Stitch-and-Glue Way shares the wisdom of his 16 years of experience designing, building, and helping others build his fleet of small sail- and powerboats.

It's all here, from choosing a design and setting up shop to painting the finished hull and launching. There is also a gallery of Devlin's designs and a detailed appendix listing sources for tools and other materials.

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Why is stitch-and-glue boatbuilding so popular?

Any number of construction methods will produce a beautiful boat. But for the backyard builder with limited experience and a tight budget, the choice is not so complicated. Traditional plank-on-frame and cold-molded construction require complicated lofting and building molds--to say nothing of expensive tooling and lots of time. Stitch-and-glue construction, on the other hand, can produce the same results with a substantial savings in time and money. The process is quicker, easier, uses fewer parts, and produces a boat that is much easier to maintain--without the building molds and with only the simplest lofting. For tools, you need little more than a circular saw, a sander/polisher/grinder, a block plane, a framing square, a level, and a tape measure.

Sam Devlin has elevated stitch-and-glue boatbuilding to an artform, and his graceful designs have attracted the attention of backyard builders across the country. Here is all you need to know to build the boat of your dreams, whether it's a 7-foot dinghy or a 40-foot power cruiser. Devlin's Boatbuilding: How to Build Any Boat the Stitch-and-Glue Way shares the wisdom of his 16 years of experience designing, building, and helping others build his fleet of small sail- and powerboats.

It's all here, from choosing a design and setting up shop to painting the finished hull and launching. There is also a gallery of Devlin's designs and a detailed appendix listing sources for tools and other materials.

Here is everything you need to know about stitch-and-glue construction, from its leading proponent:

  • Setting up shop
  • Selecting the right marine plywood
  • Converting plywood-on-frame designs for stitch-and-glue construction
  • Working with epoxy and fiberglass
  • Proper stitching and reinforcement
  • Finishing the hull
  • And much more

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Excellent description of stitch and glue principles and techniques. Mine is now battered and smudged from constant reference during my first build. I have adapted my build plans/sequencing as a result of reading the book and I am sure this will result in a better and quicker build.

Only criticism is that parts are now quite dated and it might benefit from a new edition at some point.

There is a little dry humour in the text that certainly made me smile too.

Enjoy the book and enjoy your own build(s)!
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By Nala Scoorb on 3 Nov. 2013
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i found this a useful and informative read easy to digest and with good illustrations. Well worth the money as his knowledge is based on experience
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By michael brown on 25 Jun. 2013
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good book lots of information first boat is already built cannot wait to build the next one..thank you very much.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hercock on 26 April 2010
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Devlin's Boatbuilding: How to Build Any Boat the Stitch-and-Glue Way

Excellent book giving you the basic knowledge needed
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By Rodney on 2 Dec. 2014
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Clear, readable and encouraging.
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