New book from François Vivier: “construire son bateau en bois”

This last summer 2020, a new book was published, dealing with wooden boatbuilding techniques. It describes both the traditional and modern ways of building a boat, with an emphasis on small boats. The last section gives instructions as well as drawings to build a sail and oar dinghy, Mesker. She is an elegant semi-dory type craft with a lug sloop rig. She may be built either with solid wood as well as plywood. The book has 550 photos, sketches or drawings. I am sorry to say it is written in French. However, an index of technical terms gives English translations.

Note that the drawings of Mesker (only drawing, not building instructions) are downloadable for free on my website.

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