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When Daniel Robb set out to rebuild a family sailboat that had been deteriorating for years, he couldn't have anticipated what he was getting into. Although Robb was a skilled carpenter, boatbuilding (and boat repair) required a specialized set of skills. And this wasn't just any boat; it was a Herreshoff 12 1/2, a classic wooden sailboat. Built especially for the coastal waters of New England, this little sloop had sailed for years out of the author's boyhood home in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, before being relegated to a quiet corner of a yard, no longer the focus of the family's summer. Restoring the sailboat was both an act of respect and an homage to a place and a way of life that are in jeopardy of disappearing.Sloop is the captivating story of Daniel Robb's education in boatbuilding, peopled by an eccentric cast of characters - lumbermen, boatbuilders, and local artisans - who are part of a changing and perhaps dying world.

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ISBN: 9780743202510
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 317
Size: 8.62" l x 5.49" w x 0.87"
Series: N/A

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Sports & Recreation Boating