It's generally agreed that cold-molded construction is the best method for the amateur or independant professional interested in building a full-size cruising sail or power boat. A truly appropriate technology, cold molding combines the beauty of wood with the low-maintenance characteristics exceeding those of fiberglass. The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding is the complete, soup-to-nuts presentation of process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction from choosing a design and setting up, through engine installation and wiring, to launching a design and performing sea trials. In addition, the author has streamlined the cold-molded process considerably, producing boats that are more economical, efficient, and sturdy--Boats built from native materials that will last the life of the builder and turn heads in harbours around the world.
Author: Reuel B. Parker
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Fast, seaworthy, economical, stable, easy to build, floats on a heavy dew - sharpies superlatives go on and on. Here's the first book devoted to these unique Americans originals, with complete history, design, theory, traditional and modern construction techniques, and plans for 16 sharpies from 14 to 38 feet.
The Sharpie Book is back in print! For now....
Author: Reuel B. Parker
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|| Reuel Parker's newest book, THE VOYAGES OF FISHERS
HORNPIPE, is now available. The new
book, in the works for decades, is about building Capt. Parker's first
cruising sailboat on a California beach in the mid-1970's, and sailing
her 35,000 miles to twenty foreign countries. There is lots of
information on building, planning, provisioning, finding crew (and
love), navigation, learning the ropes of international travel, coping
with storms at sea, and many anecdotes and revelations about life under
sail. Two-hundred-sixty-two pages, with hundreds of charts and color
photographs. We had to publish this ourselves, as McGraw-Hill would not
touch a book with pictures of naked sailors! THE VOYAGES is a
frank, pragmatic exposition of life on the water--if nothing else, it
will give the reader a splendid arm-chair cruise, from the communes of
California in the 70's, through the Panama Canal to rarely-visited
destinations like Columbia, Haiti and Grenada while it was a socialist
nation, to coping with a family in New York which could never endorse
the cruising life. LARGE FORMAT BOOK (8.5" X 11").
Author: Reuel B. Parker
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CATALOGUE OF POWER BOATS
CATALOGUE OF SHARPIE DESIGNS
The Sharpie Catalogue includes 30 sailing sharpie designs and
3 power sharpies. Construction is plywood/epoxy/fabric of the simplest
These vessels are intended to be built by amateurs in the garage or
yard. Most are flat-bottomed; a few are V- or arc-bottomed; all
sailboats are centerboarders. The larger sharpies can be built in steel
or aluminum. Virtually all the sharpie designs are adaptions of
working craft. Sharpies are fast and surprisingly weatherly, and
fun to sail. Because they are relatively narrow and light, even large
can be trailored more easily than any other hull type. Only the largest
can be comfortably lived in--but they make great camp boats and weekend
cruisers for the whole family. Construction methods are described in THE
SHARPIE BOOK by Reuel B.
Parker. The book includes a history of sharpies and traditional
methods. This Catalogue includes inserts of new sharpie designs at no
additional cost, like our MAXI-TRAILERABLE CRUISING SHARPIES. .
CATALOGUE OF CLASSIC SMALL CRAFT--ROW, PADDLE & SAIL
The Classics Catalogue includes 20 designs and covers the many
boat types not described in our
other catalogues, including lapstrake hulls, garveys, dories, wherries,
Seabright skiffs, kayaks, sculls and V-bottom hulls. The construction
concentrate on plywood planking over longitudinals and bulkheads.
Purchase of Full Plans
Notes appropriate for each hull type. Many Plans for the smaller boats
include Full-Size Patterns for Bulkheads--no lofting.
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|CATALOGUE OF CRUISING DESIGNS
This catalogue includes 35 cruising sailboat designs ranging
size from 21' to 70'. The designs focus on cold-molded wood
though many of the vessels can be built using other methods. The
includes numerous hull-types, catagorized by complexity of construction
method. The round-bilged hulls use triple-laminate
planking over fore-and-aft tongue-and-groove planking. The arc-botttom
hulls use "quick-molded" double-diagonal plywood planking over
stringers, with developable-surface plywood topsides planking--fast,
light and strong. The scows use V-bottom construction consisting of
sheets of plywood laid double-diagonal. Sailing rigs include schooners,
ketches, yawls, cutters and sloops. Hulls include centerboarders,
and full-keels. Most of the designs derive from traditional American
craft, as we believe these make excellent cruising vessels. The
construction methods for these designs are described in detail
in our manual: THE NEW COLD-MOLDED
BOATBUILDING, from lofting to launching,
by Reuel B. Parker, a copy of which is included when purchasing FULL
BUILDING PLANS. This catalogue includes inserts of new designs like our
MAXI-TRAILERABLE CRUISING SHARPIES.
CONSTRUCTION BOOKLETS, PHOTO ALBUMS and ARTICLES
When making your selection, please
choose whether you want the CD or the Booklet (if both are available).
The Text is in Microsoft Word format; the Photos are jpeg files. Photo Albums are viewed as Side Shows.
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Ibis—Three Photo Booklets ( ) or CD
2016--138 action color photographs of the world's most exciting
photos (CD only)
$25 Reuel Parker Boats—Portfolio of Color Profile Drawings—
$25 Building the Commuter 36 Magic—Three Booklets ( ) or CD