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Clinker Boat Building - A Guide to Traditional Techniques

By Martin Seymour

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ISBN: 9781847973344
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 23/04/2012
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 178 colour photogrpahs

Clinker boats have a long history and were notably used by the Vikings. They are a romantic and traditional sight on the water. Their popularity has endured because of the elegance and strength of their construction. Today, there is a thriving interest in these boats. This new book gives practical instruction on how to build clinker boats and celebrates their proud history. Written by a passionate sailor and boat builder, it combines the joys of carpentry with the sense of accomplishment of sailing your very own craft.


  • No previous boat-building knowledge assumed.
  • Detailed advice on designs best suited to clinker construction.
  • Step-by-step guidance to the building process.
  • Traditional and current building techniques explained.
  • Guide to rigging, finishing and maintenance.

RRP: £25.00

Site Price: £20.00

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" There's a wealth of detailed information in every chapter, mostly of the kind that you would use for reference, when you inevitably hit that awkward problem. There is no doubting the lifetime of experience that has been poured into this book, and it is good to see that these rare skills are not going to be lost, due largely to people such as Martin. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: British Woodworking

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