The Year of the Boat: Beauty, Imperfection, and the Art of Doing It Yourself


Lawrence W. Cheek decided that he had to build a boat. Not just any boat, but a beautiful, wooden sailboat. "The Year of the Boat" is a memoir about what when on in that suburban garage -- a roiling process of measuring, cutting, gluing and sanding that was punctuated with supreme satisfaction, utter frustration, and plain bewilderment. From figuring out how to actually read a set of marine blueprints to learning the fine art of applying epoxy to getting the mast to stand up straight, this is a captivating adventure into ...

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