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It's generally agreed that cold-molded construction is the best method for the amateur or independant professional interested in building a full-size cruising sail or power boat. A truly appropriate technology, cold molding combines the beauty of wood with the low-maintenance characteristics exceeding those of fiberglass. The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding is the complete, soup-to-nuts presentation of process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction from choosing a design and setting up, through engine installation and wiring, to launching a design and performing sea trials. In addition, the author has streamlined the cold-molded process considerably, producing boats that are more economical, efficient, and sturdy--Boats built from native materials that will last the life of the builder and turn heads in harbours around the world. 

Author
: Reuel B. Parker

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Fast, seaworthy, economical, stable, easy to build, floats on a heavy dew - sharpies superlatives go on and on. Here's the first book devoted to these unique Americans originals, with complete history, design, theory, traditional and modern construction techniques, and plans for 16 sharpies from 14 to 38 feet.

The Sharpie Book is back in print! For now....  

Author
: Reuel B. Parker

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Reuel Parker's newest book, THE VOYAGES OF FISHERS HORNPIPE, is now available. The new book, in the works for decades, is about building Capt. Parker's first cruising sailboat on a California beach in the mid-1970's, and sailing her 35,000 miles to twenty foreign countries. There is lots of information on building, planning, provisioning, finding crew (and love), navigation, learning the ropes of international travel, coping with storms at sea, and many anecdotes and revelations about life under sail. Two-hundred-sixty-two pages, with hundreds of charts and color photographs. We had to publish this ourselves, as McGraw-Hill would not touch a book with pictures of naked sailors! THE VOYAGES is a frank, pragmatic exposition of life on the water--if nothing else, it will give the reader a splendid arm-chair cruise, from the communes of California in the 70's, through the Panama Canal to rarely-visited destinations like Columbia, Haiti and Grenada while it was a socialist nation, to coping with a family in New York which could never endorse the cruising life. LARGE FORMAT BOOK (8.5" X 11").

Author:
Reuel B. Parker

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CATALOGUE OF POWER BOATS

The Powerboat Catalogue is timely--geared to the increasing demand for efficient, economical and practical powerboat designs which are also inexpensive to build, own and operate. Twenty-one Designs range from our 13.5' Fantail Launch to our sportfisherman series, to large, efficient long-distance cruisers LIKE OUR NEW TRAWLER 60. Purchase of Full Plans includes Construction Notes and a copy of The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding.  

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CATALOGUE OF SHARPIE DESIGNS

The Sharpie Catalogue includes 30 sailing sharpie designs and 3 power sharpies. Construction is plywood/epoxy/fabric of the simplest kind. These vessels are intended to be built by amateurs in the garage or back yard. Most are flat-bottomed; a few are V- or arc-bottomed; all sailboats are centerboarders. The larger sharpies can be built in steel or aluminum. Virtually all the sharpie designs are adaptions of traditional American working craft. Sharpies are fast and surprisingly weatherly, and terrific fun to sail. Because they are relatively narrow and light, even large sharpies can be trailored more easily than any other hull type. Only the largest sharpies can be comfortably lived in--but they make great camp boats and weekend cruisers for the whole family. Construction methods are described in THE SHARPIE BOOK by Reuel B. Parker. The book includes a history of sharpies and traditional construction methods. This Catalogue includes inserts of new sharpie designs at no additional cost, like our MAXI-TRAILERABLE CRUISING SHARPIES. .

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CATALOGUE OF CLASSIC SMALL CRAFT--ROW, PADDLE & SAIL


The Classics Catalogue includes 20 designs and covers the many boat types not described in our other catalogues, including lapstrake hulls, garveys, dories, wherries, Seabright skiffs, kayaks, sculls and V-bottom hulls. The construction methods concentrate on plywood planking over longitudinals and bulkheads. Purchase of Full Plans includes Construction Notes appropriate for each hull type. Many Plans for the smaller boats include Full-Size Patterns for Bulkheads--no lofting.

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CATALOGUE OF CRUISING DESIGNS

This catalogue includes 35 cruising sailboat designs ranging in size from 21' to 70'. The designs focus on cold-molded wood construction, though many of the vessels can be built using other methods. The catalogue includes numerous hull-types, catagorized by complexity of construction method. The round-bilged hulls use triple-laminate construction--double-diagonal planking over fore-and-aft tongue-and-groove planking. The arc-botttom hulls use "quick-molded" double-diagonal plywood planking over longitudinal stringers, with developable-surface plywood topsides planking--fast, simple, light and strong. The scows use V-bottom construction consisting of full sheets of plywood laid double-diagonal. Sailing rigs include schooners, ketches, yawls, cutters and sloops. Hulls include centerboarders, keel/centerboarders and full-keels. Most of the designs derive from traditional American working craft, as we believe these make excellent cruising vessels. The construction methods for these designs are described in detail in our manual: THE NEW COLD-MOLDED BOATBUILDING, from lofting to launching, by Reuel B. Parker, a copy of which is included when purchasing FULL BUILDING PLANS. This catalogue includes inserts of new designs like our MAXI-TRAILERABLE CRUISING SHARPIES.

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CD’S (or Booklets) FOR SALE:
CONSTRUCTION BOOKLETS, PHOTO ALBUMS and ARTICLES

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    CONSTRUCTION BOOKLETS

$35               Building the Sharpie 45 Ibis—Three Photo Booklets (128 pages) or CD

   


$15               Building the Sharpie 16 (Eastern Shore Stickup) Unicorn18 pages or CD
   


$10               Building the Terrapin 25 Skimmer11 pages or CD
   


$25               Building the Quick-molded Terrapin 34 Tomfoolery24 pages or CD
   


$20               Building the Sharpie 25—Photo Book (29 pages) or CD
   


$15               Restoring an Antique Folbot two-person kayak in wood/epoxy—18 pages or CD
   


$15               Building the Dory 12—16 pages or CD
   


$15               Building the Dory 14—14 pages or CD
   


$15               Building a Hollow Mast with the “Bird’s Mouth Method” (EXPANDED)—11 pages or CD
 


SLIDE SHOWS (PHOTOS & DRAWINGS)


$25               Reuel Parker Boats—Portfolio of Color Profile Drawings—55 drawings (CD only)

   


$25              Reuel Parker Boats—Portfolio of Photos—113 photos (CD only)
   


$25               T’ien Hou and Reuel’s Angels in the Bahamas, 2005—82 photos (CD only)
   


$25               Ibis in the Bahamas, 2010—103 photos (CD only)
   


$25               Bahamas Albums—Family Island Regatta, The Hermitage, T'ien Hou, 2002—91 photos (CD only)
   


$25               Leopard—Through the Years—106 photos (CD only)
   


$25               Restoring the Malabar Jr. Imagine—The Second Time (cold-molded)—72 photos (CD only) 
   


ARTICLES

$25              Building the Commuter 36 Magic—Three Books (24 pages) or CD

   


$10              A Classic is Saved—the Exuma 55 Irony ex-Wild Hare6 pages or CD
   


$15              Building the Eastern Shore Stickup—18 pages or CD
   


$25              Building the Quick-molded Terrapin 34 Tomfoolery24 pages or CD
   


$10              Cruising the Bights of Andros—15 pages or CD
   


$25              Designing, Building and Sailing Leopard—Three articles, 30 pages or CD
   


$10              Gandy Dancer—The Life of a Tender (Dory 12)—16 pages or CD
   


$10              Repairs to the Commuter 36 Magic, 2011, including new Bilge Keels—13 pages or CD
   


$10                The Case Against Leeboards4 pages or CD