Re: Alden 21' Indian Classic
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Here are a couple of good books you may like:
_Boatbuilding_ by Howard Chapelle
The bible of traditional wooden boat building. It describes the process in detail, emphasizing carvel construction, but lapstrake, strip-planking, and other methods are also discussed. Hundreds of topics are covered, including how to read boat plans, lofting, deck and interior joinerwork, sparmaking, engine installation, steam-bending, specialized tools, fastenings, etc..
_How_To_Build_A_Wooden_Boat_ by Bud McIntosh
Here is everything you need to know to construct a carvel planked cruising boat, with no more than a set of plans, a stack of lumber, and a determination. You'll be hard-pressed to find a book which does a better job of telling you how to go about the process. Bud McIntosh had a gift for explaining as well as building and designing. Combine Bud's text with the elegant yet clean drawings of Sam Manning, and you have a classic text, in print for over 25 years.
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