Sources re boatbuilding

This is not an example for those of you wanting to use APA referencing.  It is simply a cut and paste from my husband’s email of sources.  The idea is really just to point you in the direction of some of his early sources and credit what got the ball rolling for him.

And, frankly, while coming from an education background, as I get older I am getting more relaxed about some things.  It is the name of the other guys that means something to BBM.  He uses their names like they are friends he has consulted.  His loyalty to crediting these people is also a long tradition of acknowledging his martial arts linage.

In New Zealand the Maori people expect a formal first introduction to include linage information so that others can understand more about the person they are meeting.  Acknowledgement of background is a modern cultural norm across New Zealand.

So, BBM’s boatbuilding has been influenced by the following sources, as well as innumerable Youtube participants who have generously shared their successes and opinions on many different topics.  I will add to this list as I come across other books in the house (They are used intensively only during stages and set aside…..and then the house gets torn apart because suddenly BBM remembers vaguely a comment by a writer which has gained urgent relevance.).

  • Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska  ( where the scow was used )
  •      ( Web site of Alaskan Scow )
  • 22 Ft. Dutch Scow Sloop from Chapelle’s Boatbuilding ( the book were the plans were copied out of ..)
  • Boatbuilding–a Complete Handbook Of Wooden Boat Construction by Howard I. Chapelle …. 1941
  • Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding – ( pithy comments on just doing it ! Boatbuilding )
  • Pete Culler on Wooden Boats, edited by John Burke
  • South Sea Vagabond, JW Wray (original story which used old jeans in the corking)
  • Sheila in the Wind, Adrian Hayter (I thought it was a wife’s perspective.  After laughing he informs me that it is the name of the boat….. the Sheila being an Aussie term for girl……)

The picture at the top of this page shows the cotton string which is between the wood layers.  This works with the swelling of the wood to make the boat watertight.

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