Nautical Thomas Firth Jones New Plywood Boats

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New Plywood Boats

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Boatbuilding is a tirelessly evolving craft, with new techniques and materials constantly being developed. This book is for all those interested in the satisfying challenge of designing and building boats with marine plywood (as well as a variety of other materials). Thomas Firth Jones gives detailed accounts of his exciting new building projects over the last ten years, from row- and paddleboats to multihull prototypes. Each is discussed in detail, emphasizing design, construction, and such component materials as solid and cored fiberglass and clinker-planked cedar. Packed with photos and diagrams, New Plywood Boats gives insight into the new technology and techniques of boatbuilding, and includes a special section on the work of designer Phil Bolger. Throughout, Jones examines every line and detail, giving the reader a unique opportunity to study at his side. A book full of inspiration for the small-boat enthusiast.

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Thomas Firth Jones is a professional builder, designer and writer. He operates a boatbuilding shop in Tuckahoe, N.J. and has sailed more than 50,000 miles-six times across the Atlantic-in boats of his own design and construction. His work is regularly featured in Boatbuilder magazine and he is the author of several books, including Multihull Voyaging, also published by Sheridan House.

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I am not given to tantrums but what really provokes major wobblies are those unrequested emails, with umpteen high-res images attached which take forever to download. One such started coming in a while back and more in anger than in sorrow, I picked up this book. Mr. Jones so calmed me down that when the Mac pinged a whole hour later, I paused briefly to bin the email unopened and returned immediately to his book.

What is it, I wonder, which makes boat designers such good writers? On the face of it, a book which discusses the design and construction of a selections of simple small boats, daysailers, outboard runabouts, slender motorboats and simple multihulls may not seem like the stuff of real reading. Informative perhaps but like a computer mag, not something anyone would actually enjoy in a literary way? But Tom Jones combines the instruction with insights into why boats are shaped the way they are and with all kinds of anecdotes and digressions. The best part of the practical stuff is that six of the craft described come with building plans; the best part of the personal writing comes in an appreciation of Phil Bolger. One for the boatshop and beach. (WaterCraft)

Tom Jones is a professional boatbuilder, designer and writer he is also a highly experienced offshore sailor, as evidenced for example in his book Multihull Voyaging. He has, in fact, made six trans-Atlantics in boats of his own design. New Plywood Boats has chapters on Row and Paddle Boats, Daysailers, Runabouts, Long Narrow Powerboats and Sailing Multihulls, each chapter containing plans and construction details for a number of craft, not entirely (but mostly) built of plywood, ranging in size from a kayak to a thirty foot powerboat. There are lots of drawings and photographs, and entertaining anecdotes about boats and their owners. The US origins of the book are evident in the selection of designs (some being developments of traditional North American craft), and to some extent construction materials, but it is none the worse for that. There is a distinct similarity with some of Phil Bolger s work, and indeed the final chapter is an appreciation of Phil. New Plywood Boats is worthy of a place on the bookshelf (or in the workshop) of anyone seriously interested in building a plywood boat, and will be of interest to all of us who enjoy daydreaming about being on the water. (Cruising)

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