This vintage book is a complete guide to small sailing craft, with a focus on the construction thereof. Written for the amateur boat builder, this handbook is intended to cover all the problems commonly faced by those who attempt to build a boat of their own design, and will be of considerable value to anyone occupied in such an endeavour. Contents include: “Methods of Construction”, “Metal V. Wood”, “Durability of Timber”, “Decay”, “Marine Borders”, “Anti-fouling Methods”, “Rigs and Sails”, “Design of Boats”, “Speed and Power”, “Materials of Construction”, “Construction of a Sharpie”, “Sail Making”, “Yacht Racing”, “Anchors, Cable and Rope”, “Choice of Size”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on boat building.