This book is a collection of vintage articles on the subject of building boats, with information on the design and construction of canoes, motor boats, dinghies, and more. With simple, step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams, are ideal for those with little or no previous experience. Contents include: “A Junior Teach Yourself Book – Sailing and Small Boats for Boys and Girls”, “Dinghy Sailing – Simply Explained”, “Learning to Sail”, “Teach Yourself Sailing”, “The Cruiser's Manual – A Complete Handbook of Yacht Cruising Under Sail and Power”, and “Yachts and Their Recognition”. 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.