"Simply the best book on boat design philosophy available."
- Bob Pickett, Flounder Bay Boat Lumber
Farmer is the practical companion to Chapelle."
- Bill Durham
"Farmer is a champion of the cause of the home boat builder."
- Sam Rabl "
Our last copy is reference only."
- Eric Cisney, Seattle Public Library
From My Old Boat Shop is volume II of the Elliott Bay Classics, a series of the essential, hard-to-find texts for the boat builder.From My Old Boat Shop is the single most useful book the boat builder can own. Anyone building a steam, electric, or any boat of any era - or of any material - will end up with a better boat by reading Farmer.
Copies of the previous edition are now rare. This new edition is larger in format and contains a new Introduction, "Remembering Westy," by David Getchell, editor National Fisherman. Farmer was editor of such magazines as Mechanix Illustrated and How to Build 30 Boats, and wrote hundreds of articles between 1919 and 1981. This book is a compilation of articles that Farmer, master writer and designer, wrote for National Fisherman. More than fifty line drawings & offsets are pictured, ready to build. Indexed.
Farmer Bibliography, My Old Boat Shop, ISBN 0-9641204-2-9, 8 1/2 x 11, 384 pages
Hard Cover, 200+ B & W photos and line drawings.