Details of Dinghy Building (forthcoming)
The tricky elements of the traditional clinker dinghy build
Will Stirling and his team of craftspeople occupy the historic 19th century naval covered slip at Plymouth, and there they turn out beautiful clinker dinghies—when they're not building, repairing or restoring far larger traditional craft. Will suggested this project to us quite a few years ago, and he's painstakingly described and photographed the key tasks in clinker dinghy construction since that time. Details of Dinghy Building is an 8.5-inch square, wire-bound workshop manual printed in full colour on heavyweight paper, with clear acetate protective sheets over the stiff card covers. It can be opened flat, and even folded back on itself. If you're building a boat, the book will more than pay its way in time and frustration saved. If you're not, well it's a superb verbal and visual window into a time-honoured traditional occupation, seasoned with a few modern tricks. We'll have the book out in January, and will be taking pre-orders soon; meanwhile you can click here to read a few pages.
ISBN 978-1-907206-53-5; 216 x 216mm, 160 pages, hundreds of colour photos. Wire bound with clear acetate cover.
To be published January 2021, price £30