Whaleboat plans and reference book

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I recently responded to a help request for whaleboat plans with the book by Willits Ansel, "The Whaleboat", that contains plans for several styles of boat. This book is an invaluable reference to anyone building a whaleboat, even from a kit, but it may not be well known so I am giving more information here. The book is available on the used book site abebooks.com for about $20 and is well worth it. I'll also mention that just about every maritime book I own I got from this site at very reasonable prices. The complete
book title, table of contents, and a sample of one of the boat plans are shown below. I show only partial plans because the pages were too big to fit on my scanner, but they should give you a good idea of the quality of the plans for a modeler. Rigging diagrams are also included.

By Willits D. Ansel

The Whaleboat: A Study of Design, Construction and Use from 1850-1970


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