Whether building an entire boat from scratch or just completing a bare hull, sound woodworking skills are essential. No matter if the hull is of steel, aluminium, GRP or any form of wooden construction, this highly illustrated book provides guidance in solving difficult problems. Part 1: covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different timbers. Part 2: discusses materials. Part 3: gives advice on tools and how to use them. Birmingham’s classic text has long been proved and invaluable reference to both the homebuilder and the newly trained apprentice in a fitting-out yard lacking the skills of long experience.