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    Default Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    From my brother-in-law, who is a collector of hand-tools, but found these for me.



    The one on the right is from 1934. Looking forward to some winter-by-the-fire reading!

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    Are there lines/offsets for a nice little utility launch in the smaller book?
    (I think I looked at that one years ago)

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    I had a major injury some years back, and while convalescing, a long process, worked part time at Boat Books in Auckland. That gave me time and opportunity to study a very wide range of titles. My conclusion was that in most books you'll find some treasures, but none of them had all the answers, so I now own about 40 or so, have them marked and indexed so I can refer to them quickly.

    Hamlins book is good, but somewhat skewed toward mid range boats, not so helpful for smaller craft which are my main interest.

    And yes, I can stand up and walk straight again.

    John Welsford
    An expert is but a beginner with experience.

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    I knew Cyrus Hamlin. Complicated guy.

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    Jake, the "22'6" runabout" plans are in the copy I have of the Patterson book.

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    What a thoughtful BIL!

    I am drawn into used book shops wherever we travel. You never know what gems lurk on those musty shelves, even in unlikely towns without an obvious maritime connection. Over the years The Phoenix in San Luis Obispo CA has added a fair amount of heft to my return-flight baggage. I also have a number of antique cookbooks that have added themselves to my shelves the same way. 2 years ago we started working on designs for a new house, at that point there were 76 linear feet of occupied bookshelf, even after getting all Marie Kondo on my collection I'll be building more into the new place.
    Steve

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I knew Cyrus Hamlin. Complicated guy.
    Figures. It's a complicated book, too!

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Jake, the "22'6" runabout" plans are in the copy I have of the Patterson book.
    I remember that being a pretty nice looking boat. My books are so far packed away, I couldn't begin to find it!

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    Default Re: Scored Two Boat-Building Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I knew Cyrus Hamlin. Complicated guy.
    Amphibicon designer, no?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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