Strip Canoe Building Book

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The strip canoe building book titled Building a Strip Canoe: Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for 8 Easy-To-Build, Field-Tested Canoes is a authored by Gil Gilpatrick. Published by Fox Chapel, the book is already in its second edition, with revised and expanded offerings for newbies and advanced woodworkers.

The book is currently a “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon where it has a 4.7/5 stars score (904 ratings). Additionally, it is also enjoying a positive score of 4.4 on Goodreads (57 ratings).

Strip Canoe Building Book Key Features

Here are some of the books key features:

  • Full-Size Plans: The second edition of Building a Strip Canoe includes full-size plans for eight strip canoes that Gilpatrick has field-tested himself. 
  • Step-by-Step Instructions: The book provides step-by-step instructions for building the canoes, seats, and paddles.
  • Tips and Techniques: The book shares various tips and techniques for safety, repair, maintenance.
  • List of Sources: Readers can benefit from the book’s list of resources to get them started. This includes lumber, tools, and supplies.
  • Over 100 Images: Lastly, the book also comes with over a hundred photographs and illustrations. This will help guide readers through building a canoe from the ground up.

About the Author

Author Gil Gilpatrick is best-known for his work as a Master Maine Guide for over four decades. Moreover, he was also an educator at the Outdoor Resources at the Skowhegan Vocational Center in Maine for nearly 30 years. 

As a writer, Gilpatrick is a member of the England Outdoor Writers Association, and has published works detailing his experiences in the outdoors. Some of his works also aim to share his knowledge on building outdoor equipment.

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