The book that has filled my life for the last 18 months is finally published. Naturally, I think about this event in much the same was as I would regard having to gybe in a strong wind – but there’s no going back now. Having done the best I can to make sure everything’s as tight and ship-shape as can be, I’ll just have to grit my teeth, pray the book gets a favourable reception, duck my head and concentrate on following the best course out of the gybe.
Readers might be interested the blurb published by Amazon, and presumably provided by International Marine. I hope the book and I live up to it!
Ultrasimple Boat Building (Paperback) by Gavin Atkin
The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats
In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics of stitch-and-glue construction, tools, materials, shop safety, and more, as he helps you choose and build the simple boat of your dreams.
Gavin Atkin is known around the world for his minimalist boat designs. His award-winning creations, including the celebrated Mouse, have been built by countless boat enthusiasts.