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This slim publication by the National Maritime Museum in 1972, reprinted in 1976 is an invaluable primer on the building of clinker open boats. While dealing with full-size construction, this book is of value to the model maker and includes a heavy card cut-out half model of a 10' 0' workboat at ⅜" = 1' 0" scale. There is an extensive glossary of boatbuilding terms, some excellent perspective detail drawings and a clear explanatory text. The only criticism I have is that one needs to flip pages from text to illustration, but this is a small quibble. 


Eric McKee is an excellent author and illustrator. I thoroughly recommend this book for anyone interested in lapstrake open boat construction.

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