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    Looks like the e-book version (the only one?) is priced at $449! What's up with that?

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    I looked it up. Kindle only. $11.24 AU. Wooden Boat Building.

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    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I looked it up. Kindle only. $11.24 AU. Wooden Boat Building.

    Rick
    I expect the print version to show up first as a separate listing, then within a week or two be consolidated on the same page with the Kindle version. I just went through this with my book before Christmas. Seems to be something to do with the way the Amazon algorithms list new books, according to my publisher.
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    Very much enjoying your book, Peter. Thanks.

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    thank you Thad

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    Alex,

    I forgot about your book--got to order me a copy soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Alex,

    I forgot about your book--got to order me a copy soon!

    Tom
    Glad to hear it Tom!
    Alex

    "“I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw” " Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 - Shakespeare

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    Default Re: I have written a book ,wooden boatbuilding and design

    Peter, what is the meat of your book? Detailed construction methods, or boaty anecdotes?

    The sample pages online perhaps don't do it justice.

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    I'm still waiting for the printed edition.

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    Sorry Peter, if you take this badly. Generally it is a memoir of Peter's history, especially his history as a boat builder/shipwright, from growing up in and around boats, to working in various yards in the south of England, to living and working in Italy. There is some hint, and repetition, concerning his disgust at the working culture in Italy which seems to have inspired him to write this all down. Some of this is not a pretty picture, not altogether surprising. It would be materially improved by illustrations (plans and pictures) and additional editing. Still it is entertaining. Working for the selfserving and criminal is not easy.

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    thanks Thad

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    i struggled to publish this for 18 months, i sent it to 5 people who said they woukld edit it, some of them authors, all liars, i should have sent only one chapter, none of them did anything, finally a young Italian friend did it over xmas holidays, she published it in one morning, its as thad says, not complete, now its done thank you Alice Sodano, I want to put photos and plans in the paperback, but that's another adventure finding someone to publish a paperback, it may seem easy to you who know how to publish , but for me it has been one of the most extraordinary things to me that my book has been published, and I will say thank you to all who know me on the woodenboatforum, because your interest in my work started me writing articles again for you which led later to writing a book
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    Peter,

    I went to Clovelly in the summer. Took a look at your lovely Picarooner in the entrance. I should stick some photos on here...got her from every angle.

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    thank you Edward

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    it is a replica, altho clovelly estates says its restored, its not true, i built it as a completely new boat with an old stem iron,larch on oak in the new forest

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    I just bought your book. Looking forward to reading it!

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    Congratulations Peter!
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    thanks Jay,

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    The yacht had been converted into a ketch in the sixties

    stainless steel honeymoon years, just before they all got into bed with fibreglass, which along with aluminium have to be some of the most ugly & dangerous post war products, but I’m bound to be distressed by these things as my modus operandi is beauty & strength rather than speed & ugly design , all this junk hardware had to be replaced with new bronze hull, deck& mast fittings. After supervising the masting & rigging , & modifying 80% of the rigging fittings on a 1930’s, 30 metre De Fries Lentsch steel schooner built of lomoor iron , I started building another tender for the big class but I let that go when the C&N came in, it was just too exhausting doing the work of 2 or 3 men, costing all boats, chief boatbuilder & shipwright, foreman yacht joiner, masts & spars, rigger, designing, surveying, woman & man management, referee, peacemaker, for 3 big vintage yachts, on top of being in charge of up to 65 people on the big class, I had to teach 35 people on Patience , the core team were 6 Polish joiners, I didn’t know what their trades were, because when I asked them they said they’d done it all, planking, framing, centreline structure, caulking, interior joinery, spars, tanks, blah-blah, so I gave them some tests, I asked them to pattern the fore deadwood & a plank, I could see straight away they were lying to me because they were afraid of losing their jobs ,but no matter, they were hard workers & over 4 years I taught them how to be shipwrights, none spoke Italian & only one spoke a little English, they knew no marine vocabulary in Italian or English, 2 spoke german which I continued to learn , I bought a polish dictionary & translated tools, fastenings, parts of the boat, etc& put up these lists in Polish, Italian & English around the boats , the dart board & the vodka barrel. the latter fell under Yanns control, it didn’t matter to me if they were half cut till half ten some mornings, if that was part of the equation of immaculate joinery, so be it, on top of the big class my work load doubled, one headache was joiner Yann on one end of the tender & a fairer with applied filler on the other end, I had to separate them before they punched each other out, also Mr Lacksadaisical on the tender figured his working week started on Friday night when he went snowboarding, another cute clown, there’s one on every crowded scaffolding corner, shooting the breeze what wiv der fag butts an all.

    from The Big Class

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