Epoxy Basiscs- Working with Epoxy Cleanly and Efficiently is a book by renowned epoxy/wood boat builder Russell Brown that explains in detail some of the techniques he uses to produce beautiful wooden boats.
Epoxy Basics covers a wide range of topics related to using epoxy and getting the best results possible with the least amount of effort. The techinques and tips described in the book will save you time and headache. Areas covered include fillets, dealing with blush, sheathing and fill coats. This is a book that we highly recommend you have in your shop.
Available in both print format and as a digital download. When shipping buy itself the shipping is a flat rate $5.99.
Wooden Boat Restoration & Repair, Gougeon Brothers, January 2018, 77 Pages, An illustrated guide to restore the structure, improve the appearance, reduce the maintenance and prolong the life of wooden boats.
A compilation of three instructional videos demonstrating basic handling and advanced epoxy repair techniques. Basic Application Techniques—A Guide to the optimum use of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products, including epoxy safety and procedures for coating, bonding and fairing. Fiberglass repair with WEST SYSTEM Epoxy—Making structural repairs on fiberglass boats, including repairs to cored and non-cored hulls and how to apply gelcoat over epoxy repairs. Gelcoat Blister Repair with WEST SYSTEM Epoxy—A guide for analyzing the causes of blister formation, repairing and preventing gelcoat blisters on fiberglass boats. Interactive menus allow for easy navigation through the subjects.
This renowned boat construction book was written by epoxy pioneer Meade Gougeon, a founder of Gougen Brothers, Inc. Decades of experience building with wood and epoxy are compiled in this classic on wood/epoxy boat building, popularly known as cold molding. Extensive chapters describe lofting, safety, tools, and construction methods with the aid of hundreds of detailed illustrations and photographs. This 5th edition includes new and updated material and a revised layout for easier navigation. Used as a textbook in many boat building schools. Over 100,000 copies in print.
Ding Repair Scriptures, By George Colendich, 1986, 92 pages, A complete guide to surfboard repairs and fixing your own board, this is a must have book for every surfer. Hand written and illustrated this book is also a painstaking work of art.
Ever wondered how thick you need to build your hull? How many stringers or
bulkheads to put in it?
Dave Gerr does an excellent job in the Elements of Boat Strength guiding you
through the calculations to determine the structural scantlings of you
boat. Materials covered include metal, wood, plywood, and
Tolman Skiffs are probably one of the most popular power boats that our customers build, and for a good reason, they are seaworthy, fuel efficient, and based on proven designs.
This book walks you through the building process and provides information to build an 18', 21', and 22' boats. It also includes details on different interior configurations. Even if you are not building a Tolman skiff this book is a great resource for ideas.
Kayaks You Can Build : An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction by Ted
Moores and Greg Rossel
This is a GREAT book! If you are a tinkerer or enjoy building your own kayaks
or are planning on building a kayak, especially from plans or your own design
this book is a thorough reference manual on kayak building.
The authors take three different kayak kits, a Pygmy Coho, a CLC Mill Creek,
and Bear Mountain Enterprise, and document the construction in a day by day
format. Prior to delving into the construction of each kit they cover the
basics from kayak history to the practical matters of setting up shop.
They also cover tips and tricks to making your building experience less painful
and more fruitful.
This book is in color and is chock full of great photographs. For the amount
of information provided it is practically a steal!