The author writes in such clear and explicit terms that his book will not only appeal to professional boat builders, but also to amateurs and to boat restorers. The focus is on the practical, traditional method of building wooden boats. Eichler describes all the details of constructing the individual elements, of manufacturing and assembling them. Two whole chapters are dedicated exclusively to the building materials. You will learn everything about the specific characteristics of the different types of wood and how to best process and store them. This book gives a unique overview of all techniques in wood boat building: a true classic of maritime specialist literature.