The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction, 5th Ed.
Decades of experience building with wood and epoxy are compiled in this 5th edition, completed in 2005. New and updated material is combined with proven technology in a revised layout for improved navigation.
Extensive chapters on hardware bonding, construction methods, safety and tools are described with the aid of hundreds of detailed illustrations and photographs. Utilized as a textbook in many boatbuilding schools. Over 100,000 copies in print. Hardcover, 406 pages.
March 19, 2008
This book contains a lot of info- maybe too much in places. Seems aimed at the serious builder. Good discussion about wood boat building- good photos and detail. If you are looking for epoxy how-to details the smaller West System books would be a better choice: Wooden Boat Restoration and Repair Manual or Fiberglass Boat Repair and Maintenance Manual (there are more how-to books too).