For first-time builders or professionals, this book gives an overall view of the subject of steel boatbuilding from raw materials to the finished vessel.
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Thomas E. Colvin is a naval architect, builder, and consultant who apprenticed on some of the leading European yards after World War II and has since built numerous steel, aluminum, and wooden boats. He has been a senior designer at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, a consulting naval architect to Kaiser Aluminum Company, and president of his own boatbuilding and sailmaking enterprises. He lives in Alva, Florida.Review:
"It contains a wealth of expertise ...and ... I would thoroughly recommend to would-be steel craft builders." —Cruising Association Bulletin
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