Building a Strip Canoe: Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-To-Build, Field Tested Canoes by Gil Gilpatrick

Building a Strip Canoe: Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-To-Build, Field Tested Canoes

Gil Gilpatrick
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Covering everything from safety in the boat to shop repairs, Gil Gilpatrick thouroughly explains the whys and shortcuts learned from his experience in the shop and on the water. A Maine guide, he uses his own canoes and tests their performance on the challenging Allagash River every summer.

This revised edition includes full-sized plans for 8 well-proven canoe designs, most of which are the author's own adaptations.Step-by-step directions for building a canoe from start to finish are accompanied by more than 100 photographs and illustrations.

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This title includes full-sized plans for 8 canoe designs, most of which are the author's own adaptations. The step-by-step directions are accompanied by more than 100 photographs and illustrations. Covering everything from safety in the boat to shop repairs, Gil Gilpatrick thoroughly explains the whys and shortcuts learned from his experience in the shop and on the water. A Maine guide, he uses his own canoes and tests their performance on the challenging Allagash River every summer. It includes full-sized plans for 8 well-proven canoe designs, most of which are the author's own adaptations. Step-by-step directions for building a canoe from start to finish are accompanied by more than 100 photographs and illustrations.

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I read it front to back immediately and have returned to review selected chapters since. The directions and illustrations are excellent. Thanks for making your vast experience and knowledge accessible to the rest of us. I now wish that I could take one of those Allagash trips with you.

Author Biography

Gil Gilpatrick has been a Master Maine Guide for over 40 years and has taught Outdoor Resources at the Skowhegan Vocational Center in Maine for nearly 30 years. He has written extensively about his experiences in the outdoors and his knowledge of how to build outdoor equipment. His titles include: Building Snowshoes and Snowshoe Furniture, The Outdoor Leader's Handbook, Building Outdorr Gear, Building a Strip Canoe, Allagash, and The Allagash Guide. He is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association and a columnist for “Northwoods Sporting Journal.”

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Building a Strip Canoe: Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-To-Build, Field Tested Canoes

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