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Do you want to build a canoe?

comments (1) February 14th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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photo courtesy of Breakaway Books - CLICK TO ENLARGE

photo courtesy of Breakaway Books

Lapstrake Canoes by David L. Nichols.
Breakaway Books, 2007.
$21.95; 160 pp. 

Lapstrake canoes are built by overlapping thin planks of plywood to make a lightweight, strong and stable boat. In the introduction to Lapstrake Canoes, author David Nichols says anyone with only a little experience with boatbuilding can build his canoes with the help of his book. An experienced boat builder might only need the plans for the 3 canoes included in the book. Lapstrake Canoes provides step-by-step instructions for building the canoes as well as a downwind sail and a double-bladed paddle. The instructions are aided by color photos and drawings throughout.


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Derek G Derek G writes: A wonderful challenge!
Posted: 12:41 pm on February 15th

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