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Saturday, September 9 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
New Techniques in Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding

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"Devlin's Boatbuilding," the bible of Stitch-and-Glue boatbuilding, was first published in 1996, and now Sam Devlin and Larry Cheek have revised and updated it in a new edition titled "Devlin's Boat Building Manual: How to Build Your Boat the Stitch-and-Glue Way"  just published by McGraw Hill. This presentation will explain and illustrate some of the new techniques in the book that make this boatbuilding method even easier and faster for the amateur, and also expand the possibilities of design beyond what anyone could have thought possible with plywood.


Sam Devlin

Founder, Devlin Designing Boat Builders
Sam Devlin began designing and building boats in the late 1970s when the only Stitch-and-Glue wooden boats in existence were the popular but modest Mirror dinghies from England. Since then his shop in Olympia, Washington has professionally built more than 400 boats, and Sam's design... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2023 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Technical Stage