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Re: Recommended Reading

"Building Classic Small Craft" - John Gardner -
Combines 2 books: "Building Classic Small Craft" and "More Building Classic Small Craft", by Mystic Seaport Museum's Associate Curator of Small Craft for 25 years. Includes how-to-do-it articles and lines, offsets and descriptive articles for 47 boats you can build.

"Pete Culler on Wooden Boats" - edited by John Burke -
Combines 2 books by Pete Culler: "Skiffs and Schooners" and "Boats, Oars, and Rowing", plus a collection of articles on a variety of topics relating to boat design, building, use, maintenance and tools by the acknowledged master of wooden-boat building and design. Pete not only designed and built beautiful boats, he wrote about them with passion, humor and deep wisdom. Pete worked his way up from apprentice to master shipwright, built rowboats, steamboats, schooners and a replica of Slocum's Spray.

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