Books

Books from Plan and Kit Suppliers

This section can only be a guide, as there has been little opportunity to see the individual books as the section is prepared. More material is generally available on each book on the vendor’s website.

Many of these books have been written by the organisation’s principals, in support of the construction of the organisation’s designs. A number of these books have gone on to wider distribution (Amazon, etc), while the distribution of others remain in house.

Other books have been brought in, as t hose within the organisation have regarded as the books being of value to the organisation’s clients.

 

Bateau

The Bateau site offers books in categories. Descriptions of the books appear on the website.

Yacht Design

  • Understanding Boat Design  Ted Brewer   160 pages 1993
  • Nature of Boats   Dave Gerr  418 pages   1995
  • Designing Power and Sail   Arthur Edmunds   210 pages  1998
  • Elements of Boat Strength  Dave Gerr   352 pages   1998
  • Principles of Yacht Design   Lars Larsson and Rolf E Eliasson    320 pages  1994

Outfitting

  • 12 Volt Doctor’s Practical Handbook   Edgar J Baeyn  232 pages   1998
  • Sailmaker.s Apprentice   Emiliano Marine  480 pages   1994

 

Boat Building

  • Devlin’s Boatbuilding  Sam Devlin  256 pages   1995
  • Building a Fibreglass Boat   A Edmunds  1999
  • Inboard Motor Installations  Glen L Witt and K Hankinson   250 pages  1978
  • Boatbuilding with Plywood   Glen L Witt  312 pages  1989
  • Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook   Dave Gerr   448 pages  2009
  • Boatbuilding Manual   Robert M Steward  320 pages   1993
  • Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction   Gougeon Brothers  298 pages   2005
  • Fiberglassw Boatbuilding for Amateurs  Ken Hankinson  400 pages    1982

 

  • Go to Bateau website Boat Building Books page – click here

 

Brooks Boat Designs 

  • How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats   John Brooks and Ruth Ann  Hill.   This book comes from the writers’ experience in designing, building and teaching.  Notes and review on the Brooks Boat Designs website. 288 pages, hardcover, hundreds of photos and illustrations.   $39.95

 

 

 

 

 

Go to Brooks Boat Designs website – click here

 

 

Bruce Roberts Yacht Design 

2 Books for Price of One offers are on website, as are extensive particulars for each book.

Individual books

  • Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding   Bruce Roberts-Goodson   hard cover 352 pages  Fibreglass, composites, steel, aluminium, wood, epoxy.. Chapter listing, with a few lines on each chapter on the website.
  • Build Your Own Sailboat Bruce Roberts-Goodson  E-book 1400 pages Fibreglass, wood epoxy, steel and aluminium, including kits.  Chapter listing, with a few lines on each chapter on the website.
  • Build Your Own Powerboat Bruce Roberts-Goodson  E-book 1200 pages Fibreglass, wood epoxy, steel and aluminium, including kits.  Chapter listing, with a few lines on each chapter on the website.
  • The Complete Guide to Metal Boats  Bruce Roberts-Goodson  E-book Contents list, reviews
  • Choosing for Cruising   Bruce Roberts-Goodson   hard cover 190 pages. Contents list, reviews
  • Boatowners Illustrated Handbook of Wiring  Charlie Wang  hard cover 312 pages.  Covers AC and DC. Website lists contests.

 

  • Go to Bruce Roberts Yacht Design website Books Special Offers  page – click here. It has particulars on each book.

 

Glen-L

Books

  • Glen-L Book of Designs  All the Glen-L designs, 290 pages 2012  Also available in full colour as CD-ROM  and PDF download   $9.95 each format
  • Boatbuilding with Plywood   Glen L Witt.  For all aspects of plywood construction, for both the beginner and accomplished boatbuilder, particularly the amateur. 312 pages soft cover, with index, photos, drawings and illustrations. Third edition 1989  $32.95
  • Boatbuilder’s Notebook   Glen L Witt  Aimed primarily towards plywood trailable size boats. Description and selection of topics listed on Glen-L website.  138 pages, soft cover spiral bound 2008  $28.95
  • Inboard Motor Installation   Glen L Witt and Ken Hankinson   Covers both marine engines and the conversion of auto engines, for all types of pleasure boats.  250 pages, index, photos, drawings and illustrations  1978   $26.95
  • How to Build Boat Trailers   Glen L Witt    96 pages soft cover with photos, drawings, diagrams and charts, to assist the builder in getting the right trailer for his boat. 1996   $16.95
  •  Fibreglass Boatbuilding for Amateurs   Ken Hankinson   Written for the amateur, covering both female and male “one -off” methods using materials such as C-Flex, AIREX, and other foam cores, end-grain balsa, FERRO-GLASS STRETCH MESH, S-Glass, KEVLAR and carbon fibre. More particulars on the Glen-L website.  400 pages soft cover; incex, glossary, appendices, bibliography, supplier listing, drawings, charts, table and graphs.  1982   $35.95
  • How to Fiberglass Boats  Ken Hankinson   Covers fiberglass sheathing materials, including polypropylene, Dynel, Arabol, Kevlar and carbon fibre, for both new and used boats.   120 pages, photos and illustrations, glossary and index.  1986   $18.95    Also available as book and DVD combo  $45.00
  • Fiberglass Boatbuilding Manual – the Glen-L Way  Covers one-off fiberglass boatbuilding methods. 32 pages, with photos and illustrations.    $10.00
  • Build it Yourself the Glen L Way Manual   Covers building a conventional plywood boat. 12 pages with photos from various designs.  $6.00
  •  Epoxy System Technical Manual   Recommended for all users of Glen-L Poxy-Grip and Poxy-Shield, for both bonding and encapsulating.  $2.00
  • Stitch and Glue Manual   Describes FAST-G and STITCH-N-GLUE, 12 pages, with photos    $8.00
  • Boatbuilding Manual   Robert M Steward   This widely used text (over 75 000 copies sold)  emphasizes traditional wooden construction, but includes a full survey of all current boatbuilding methods. The Glen-L website has contents, forewords, and sample first 20 pages. 5th edition, 433 pages hardcover  2011   $40.00
  •  Steel Boatbuilding Guide – for use with your Glen-L Plans and Patterns  14 pages   $8.00
  • Propeller Handbook David Gerr     2001  Answers many of the questions.  147 pages   softcover   $19.95 – also Amazon
  • Boatbuilding with Aluminium – Second Edition   Stephen F. Pollard  The book introduces aluminium construction through a 20 foot McKenzie River drift boat, and supports construction of boats of any size.  320 pages, index, appendices, glossary, illustrations, diagrams, charts and tables; hardcover.  2006  $36.95 – also Amazon
  • Aluminium Boatbuilding 3rd Edition   Ernest H. Sims   Advantages and limitations, machinery, tools and techniques, setup, corrosion.  128 pages, index, appendices; hardcover  2000 $39.50   Also Amazon
  • Aluminium Boatbuilding Guide   – for use with your Glen-L plans and patterns    25 pages with illustrations and charts   $8.00
  • How To Paint Your Boat 2nd Edition    Nigel Clegg   2006  Table of Contents on Glen-L website.  138 pages; index, photos, charts, diagrams  softcover $19.95  Also Amazon
  • The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding: Reuel B. Parker 2005    Similar to Glen-L procedure. A lot of helpful information, for full-size cruising boat.   2005  320 pages soft cover $19.95   Also Amazon
  • The Complete Sailor  – Second edition: Learning the Art of Sailing  David Seidman   2011 Learn to sail book   240 pages  $18.00  Also Amazon
  • The Nature of Boats   David Gerr 1992   What lies behind boat design.  418 pages  soft cover   $22.95  Also Amazon
  • Lofting   Allan Vaitses 1999 152 pages, practical shop manual spiral softbound  $19.95   Also Amazon
  • The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual  Allan H. Vaitses 1988  171 pages Hardcover $29.95   Also Amazon
  • Details of Classic Boat Construction   Larry Pardey   1999   510 pages   Time-proven wooden construction, carvel, lapstrake, cold-moulded and strip planked. $49.00 Also Amazon
  • Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook   Charlie Wing     312 pages   AC and DC   $34.95   Also Amazon
  • Boatbuilding  A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction  Howard I. Cnapelle   1994  624 pages  Details, drawings, plans, diagrams, illustrations, index  $39.95   Also Amazon
  • Chapman’s Piloting, Seamanship & Small Boats Handling  E. S. Maloney  Follows US Coast Guard and US Power Squadron courses.  623 pages hard cover  $60.00
  • Boat Maintenance:  The Essential Guide to Cleaning,  Painting and Cosmetics    William Burr Jr   2000 176 pages  clean and maintain fiberglass, wood, metal, fabrics and plastic.  Hardcover $22.95   Also Amazon
  • The Marine Electrical Electronics Bible   John C. Payne   2007  Select, install, maintain and troubleshoot all electrical and electronic systems. 468 pages  hardcover  $55.00 Also Amazon
  • Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual   How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems  Nigel Calder   2005  736 pages   hardcover  $49.95   Also Amazon
  • Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide  Don Danenberg   2008   Restoration of 1920s to 1950s wooden powerboats. Emphasis on sound restoration.  432 pages  $39.99   Also Amazon
  • Trailer Construction Manual   Support for Glen-L Recreational Vehicle trailer plans.  $10.00
  • Camper  Construction Manual   Support for Glen-L Recreational Vehicle Camper  plans.  $10.00

 

Hartley Boat Plans

Books

  • Hartley’s Guide to Boat building  Colin Brookes  10th Editiion 2008   Power and sailboats in plywood, wood, grp and steel.
  • Ferro-cement Boats Colin Brookes  3rd Editiion 2008. Partial list of contents.

CDs illustrated and written by Colin Brookes

  • Hartley’s Guide to Trailer-Sailers  Building, Tuning, Sailing
  • Hartley’s Guide to Ferro-cement Boats  Sailboats, Powerboats

 

  • Go to Hartley Boat Plans website Books and CDs page – click here

 

 

 Amazon Books

This listing is only of brief particulars for each book.  For many books there are more particulars (reviews,  contents, sample extracts etc) on the Amazon website.

 

 

Build and Repair

Aluminium Build and Repair

Aluminium Boatbuilding   Ernest H. Sims  2000  Hardcover Amazon  $22.44    New from $22.44   Used from $14.96

Boatbuilding with Aluminium: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop   Stephen F Pollard 2006  Hardcover Amazon  $23.41    New from $19.16   Used from $16.82

The Complete Guide to Metal Boats, Third Edition: Building, Maintenance and Repaair   Bruce Roberts-Goodson  2005  Hardcover Amazon  $28.72    New from $20.47   Used from $14.99

 

 

– Fibreglass Build and Repair

Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #1   (Composite Garage Series)   John Wanberg  2009  Paperback  Amazon $18.45   New from $18.11   Used from $18.36

Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #2   (Composite Garage Series)   John Wanberg    2010Paperback  Amazon $18.89   New from $18.12   Used from $18.38

Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook #3   (Composite Garage Series)   John

The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual   Allan H. Vaitses   1988 Hardcover  Amazon  $19.77  New from $14.99   Used from $12.95

Fiberglass Repair: Polyester or Epoxy   Zora Aiken and David Aiken  2008  Paperback  Amazon  $8.33  New from $6.01   Used from $6.42

Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated    Roger Marshall   2010  Kindle  $14.97   Paperback  Amazon  $15.97    New from $13.68   Used from $13.68

The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual  Allan H. Vaitses 1988 Hardcover Amazon  $19.77   New from $14.99  Used from $12.74

Runabout Renovation:  How to Find and Fix Up an Old Fiberglass Speedboat    Jim Anderson   Paperback  New from $306.98   Used from $55.09

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners   Henry Muston   Paperback  Amazon  $11.71    New from $5.25   Used from $4.20

 

– Steel Build and Repair

The Complete Guide to Metal Boats, Third Edition: Building, Maintenance and Repaair   Bruce Roberts-Goodson  2005  Hardcover Amazon  $28.72    New from $20.47   Used from $14.99

 

– Wood Build and Repair

Boatbuilding for Beginners (and Beyond): Everything You Need to Know to Build a Sailboat, a Rowboat, a Motorboat, a Canoe, and More!   Jim Michalak   Paperback    New from $14.74  Used from $11.39

The Boatbuilder’s Apprentice:  The Ins and Outs of Building Lapstrake, Carvel, Stitch-and Glue, Strip-Planked, and Other Wooden Boats    Greg Rossel   2006  Hardcover      New from $29.49 Used from $22.32

 Boatbuilding Manual   Robert M.  Steward  2010   Hardcover   Amazon $21.72 (editions not defined)  New from $29.95  Used from $16.97

Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction    Howard I. Chapelle 1994  Hardcover   Amazon $28.00  New from $26.31  Used from $19.30

Boatbuilding With Plywood  Glen L. Witt  Hardcover  Amazon  $32.95 New from $24.55   Used from $27.93

Buelher’s Backyard Boatbuilding   George Buelher    Paperback   $16.68

 Build the New Instant Boats   Harold Payson    Kindle $9.99  Paperback  Amazon  $18.86    New from $13.19   Used from $13.44

 Build the Weekend Skiff   Richard Butz  and John Montague   Paperback  Amazon  $13.43     New from $12.04  Used from $5.97

Building Classic Small Craft: Complete Plans and Instructions for 47 Boats   John Gardner   2003    Hardcover    New from $187.38  Used from $27.44  Paperback   Amazon  $20.45  New from $18.07 Used from $18.07

Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual   Iain Oughtred   Paperback  $18.95

Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide  Don Danenberg   2008 Kindle $23.59  Paperback New $599.99 Used $273.32

Details of Classic Boat Construction   Larry Pardey   1999   510 pages  Kindle $28.58  Hardcover Amazon  $30.08   New from $30.08  Used from $27.07

Devlin’s Boatbuilding:  How to Build Any Boat the Stitch-and-Glue Way    Samual Devlin   Paperback     New from $12.25   Used from $6.97

The Dory Book   John Gardner  1987  Paperback    New from $22.31 Used from $19.75  Hardcover    New from $113.50 Used from $15.00

The Encyclopedia of Wood   US Department of Agriculture   Paperback   $13.49

Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction: Wood and West System Materials   Meade Gougeon  Hardcover   $40.99

How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats   John Brooks and Ruth Ann  Hill   Hardcover $25.58

How to Build the Glocester Light Dory   Harold Payson   Paperback Amazon  $7.95    New from $4.05  Used from $3.98

Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson: 15 Instant Boats for Power, Sail, Oar and Paddle    Harold Payson   Paperbick   Used from $6.60  New from $9.99

The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding: From Lofting to Launching  Reuel Parker     Hardcover   New from $170.74   Used from $23.17   Paperback  Amazon  $13.30    New from $13.14   Used from $12.91

Ultrasimple Boat Building: 17 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build   Gavin Atkin   Paperback   Kindle  $14.72      New from $13.68  Used from $12.97

 

Boatbuilding  and maintenance general

Boat Maintenance:  The Essential Guide to Cleaning,  Painting and Cosmetics    William  M. Burr Jr   2000   Hardcover Amazon  $18.34   New from $13.34  Used from $6.42

How to Build Boat Trailers   Glen L. Witt   Hardcover Used from $19.99 Paperback Amazon  $16.95   New from $12.63    Used from $9.95

How To Paint Your Boat 2nd Edition – Varnishing, Antifouling    Nigel Clegg   2006 Paperback Amazon  $15.87    New from $11.49   Used from $3.96

Lofting   Allan H. Vaitses    1999  Paperback  Amazon    $14.51 New from $13.47   Used from $8.00

 Lofting a Boat: A Step-by-step Manual  (Adlard Coles Classic Boat series) Roger Kopanycia  2012  Paperback  Amazon  $20.09    New from $18.99   Used from $19.23

Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance: 1001 Time-Saving Tips    Sandy Lindsey      Kindle  $9.99   Paperback  Amazon  $11.46    New from $6.83   Used from $1.18

Ultralight Boatbuilding   Thomas Hill    Paperback    $16.26

 

Design and related

The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers and Owners   David Gerr   1999  Hardcover Amazon  $18.66    New from $18.66   Used from $14.63

The Nature of Boats:   Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed  David Gerr 1992   Hardcover  New from $44.83    Used from $1.70 Paperback Amazon  $16.49   New from $8.08  Used from $4.95

 

Outfitting

The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging    Brion Toss   Hardcover   $21.33

Boat Joinery and Cabinet Making Simplified    Fred Bingham   1993 Paperback  Amazon  $15.97    New from $13.68   Used from $9.94

Fitting Out Your Boat:  In Fiberglass and Wood   Michael Naujok 2004   Paperback  Amazon  $22.46    New from $16.10   Used from $15.00

Boat Interior Construction     Michael Naujok  2009  Paperback  Amazon  $22.37    New from $17.09   Used from $16.79

 

Sailboats

 Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual:  Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing. … Don Casey  Kindle $31.44  Hardcover  Amazon  $32.76   New from $28.76   Used from $28.75

This Old  Boat:  Second Edition, Completely Revised and Expanded    Don Casey    2009  Kindle $25.34   Hardcover  Amazon  $26.67   New from $22.67   Used from $20.66

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat (The International Marine Sailboat Library)    Don Casey  Kindle $9.99   Hardcover    New from $21.91   Used from $8.13   Paperback  Amazon  $11.35    New from $8.53   Used from $6.71

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners   Henry Muston   Paperback  Amazon  $11.71    New from $5.25   Used from $4.20

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere     John Vigor   Paperback  Amazon  $13.38    New from $13.21   Used from $12.02

Twenty Affordable  Sailboats to Take You Anywhere     Greg Nestor  Kindle  $9.99    Paperback  Amazon  $19.95    New from $19.95   Used from $17.96

Seaworthy Offshore   Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling and Gear      John Vigor  Kindle  $9.99   Hardcover   New from $170.00   Used from $21.76 Paperback  Amazon  $13.61    New from $11.02   Used from $9.85

 

Electrical

Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook   Charlie Wing 2011  Kindle   $19.22  Hardcover  Amazon  $22.37   New from $18.35   Used from $17.44

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems   Nigel Calder 2005   Kindle   $30.36  Hardcover  Amazon  $32.97   New from $21.81   Used from $26.66      Paperback  New from $99.27   Used from  $49.58

The Marine Electrical Electronics Bible   John C. Payne   2007   Hardcover Amazon  $34.37    New from $33.97  Used from $42.21

 

Machinery and related

Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook: How to Design, Install and Recognise Proper Systems for Boats    Dave Gerr   2008  Kindle   $20.26  Hardcover  Amazon  $21.33   New from $21.33   Used from $20.30

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems   Nigel Calder 2005   Kindle   $30.36  Hardcover  Amazon  $32.97   New from $21.81   Used from $26.66      Paperback  New from $99.27   Used from  $49.58

 Marine Diesel Engines:  Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair   Nigel Calder   2006  Kindle $15.37  Hardcover  Amazon  $17.71   New from $13.72   Used from $14.86       Paperback   Used from  $81.16

The Propeller Handbook: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing and Understanding Boat Propellers   Dave Gerr 2001  Hardcover   New from $39.95   Used from $9.75   Paperback  Amazon  $10.65  New from $10.65   Used from  $9.50

Troubleshooting Marine Diesels    Peter Compton   Kindle $13.17  Hardcover  Amazon  $14.48   New from $9.00   Used from $8.00

 

 

Canoes and kayaks

Building a Strip Canoe: Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-to-Build, Field Tested Canoes   Gil Gilpatrick   Paperback  Amazon  $17.81    New from $14.75   Used from $15.39

Building the Greenland Kayak:  A Manual for Its Construction and Use   Christopher Cunningham   Kindle  $9.99   Paperback  Amazon $13.96   New from $13.96   Used from $12.50

Building Sweet Dream: An Ultralight Solo Canoe for Single and Double Paddle   Marc Pettingill   Paperback    New from $17.56    Used from $11.95

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way: How to build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon or Fiberglass     Sam Rizaetta   Kindle  $14.72   Paperback  Amazon $15.49   New from $13.68  Used from $11.49

Canoecraft: An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction   Ted Moores   Paperback   New from  $13.00    Used from  $7.86

Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own   Graham Warren  and David  Gidmark   Paperback    New from $18.56  Used from $15.00

Featherweight Boatbuilding  Henry “Mac” McCarthy   Paperback  Amazon $13.55   New from $12.39  Used from $3.91

 Fuselage Frame Boats: A Guide to Building Skin Kayaks and Canoes    S. Jeff Horton   Paperback  Amazon    $17.05  New from $15.06  Used from $18.26

Kayak Craft   Ted Moores   Paperback   Amazon $13.16  Used from $7.99   New from $12.81

The New Kayak Shop: More Elegant Wooden Kayaks Anyone Can Build    Chros Kulczycki   Kindle $13.17   Paperbacki  Amazon  $14.48      New from $10.64  Used from $6.88

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build    Nick Schade   Kindle   $9.99   Paperback  Amazon $13.16   Used from $9.50  New from $10.51

 

 

 

The Complete Sailor  – Second edition   David Seidman   2011   Paperback Amazon  $11.58   New from $11.50  Used from $10.27

 

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