The second book in our Classic Boat series aimed at traditional boat lovers, builders and restorers.
Lofting is an essential stage in the transition between designing and
building a boat in order to turn the design plans into
boat lines plans to measure off and build the
full-size boat. Its a tricky art, but this book shows exactly how it is done in
clear, step-by-step diagrammatic stages. Aimed specifically at the
amateur DIY builder, it will enable anyone to build a boat of any size,
whether power or sail.
The author has been teaching lofting to boatbuilding students for over
10 years, and has found that the key to understanding is visualisation
- hence the plethora of step-by-step diagrams in this book to assist the reader to grasp the concepts.
Lofting will be welcomed by budding boatbuilders everywhere.
Roger Kopanycia has taught students from all over the world wooden boatbuilding skills and techniques, including the art of lofting. He is an assessor for City & Guilds and NVQ qualifications. Prior to his teaching role, he had 20 years experience in the field of engineering.