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Here are plans and instructions for building all three of the world famous Tolman skiffs: the Standard. Wide-body and Jumbo. Building a Tolman skiff is a project suited to the abilities of the average amateur woodworker. As Renn Tolman said many times, 'Here's a boat you can build with common tools, common skill, and common materials.' In Alaska, the word 'skiff' calls to mind an open, outboard-powered boat of wood or aluminum, which is seaworthy, simple to build and cheap to run. Starting in 1973 Renn began a quest to build the perfect plywood skiff. The first improvement was then-new epoxy construction. Then in 1980 he substituted quick-to-build bulkhead-and-stringer construction for traditional ribbed framing, which eliminated the need for expensive 'clear' lumber and simplified the building process. In 1986 he replaced the flat bottom common to most skiffs with an easy riding modified vee. To form the complex bottom shape he adopted stitch-and-glue construction. Once the construction process was perfected, Renn brought out two larger models, reflecting the need for skiffs large enough to have cabins and to handle the new, heavier four-stroke engines. This book contains very detailed plans for how to build all three of the skiff hulls and the information necessary for adding many options such as decks, storage lockers, steering consoles, and a variety of cabins. The book is 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size and has 250 pages. There are 175 drawings and over 100 photos.
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Book Description Kamishak Publishing, Homer, AK, U.S.A., 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. PB. 8 1/2 x 11. How to build three versions of the rugged Alaskan Skiff, a seaworthy open workboat designed for the stitch-and-glue method of plywood construction. Photos and detailed instructions show every step from setting up shop to pointers on customizing and using the boat. Excellent. 245 pp. index Size: Oversize. Seller Inventory # N00265
Book Description Kamishak Publishing, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00RWQOTRK
Book Description Kamishak Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0966871111