Finally, Chapter 7 discusses the Canadian bateau, a canvas canoe and the canvas American shooting punt. I’ve also included the index, and a wonderful set of adverts, which appear to set the date of this edition of Practical Boat Building for Amateurs as 1889.
Follow the following links for the rest of Practical Boat Building for Amateurs:
Cover, frontispiece and Chapter 1 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=797
Chapter 2 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=816
Chapter 3 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=828
Chapter 4 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=839
Chapter 5 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=855
Chapter 6 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=872
Chapter 7 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=873
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4 thoughts on “Practical Boat Building for Amateurs – Chapter 7”
I came across this website while searching for how wooden oars were made in the past for an engineering assignment. Its certainly fascinating, is there any chance there is a chapter on oars?
Well if not don't worry, I left the project to the last minute and its due in a couple of days.
Thanks for putting the book up anyway
That's a great idea – but I couldn't do it in time.
I'd start with the NMM Cornwall, and with the River & Rowing Museum at Henley.
Google also for oar plans by Michalak or Culler, and you may pick up something useful about the physics of oars.
Came upon your site purely by chance. Absoluely first rate. Thank you for posting this book, it was very interesting.