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The Resource Sloop : restoring my family's wooden sailboat--an adventure in old-fashioned values, Daniel Robb

Sloop : restoring my family's wooden sailboat--an adventure in old-fashioned values, Daniel Robb

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Sloop : restoring my family's wooden sailboat--an adventure in old-fashioned values
Title
Sloop
Title remainder
restoring my family's wooden sailboat--an adventure in old-fashioned values
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Robb
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.Sloopis 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. They tell Robb how to find the materials -- certain kinds of wood, fastenings, caulking, and canvas -- he'll need, which are increasingly hard to come by, and they educate him in the techniques of restoration, an all-but-lost art. Building and restoring wooden boats means an initiation into a world where life is lived simply, with respect for materials, for labor, and for the local waters.A craftsman and environmentalist, Robb is a willing and able student, and although the restoration of the boat takes far more time and effort than he'd calculated, it is ultimately successful. After all Robb's struggles with quartersawn white oak, homemade steam boxes, bronze screws, copper rivets, andold mast hoops, the Herreshoff sails again -- and a dying art and a vanishing way of life remain alive and vibrant just a while longer.By turns charming, meditative, and wonderfully quirky,Sloopis a paean to a sense of place and to old-fashioned values
Summary
Traces the author's efforts to restore a long-time family sailboat in spite of his limited experience, an effort that brought him into contact with an assortment of craftspeople and sailors while raising his awareness about life and the environment. By the author of Crossing the Water. 30,000 first printing
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
259858
Cataloging source
DLC
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Robb, Daniel
Dewey number
623.822/60288
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
VM149
LC item number
.R63 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Boats and boating
Target audience
adult
Label
Sloop : restoring my family's wooden sailboat--an adventure in old-fashioned values, Daniel Robb
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
669836
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 317 pages
Isbn
9780743202398
Isbn Type
(Trade Cloth)
Lccn
2007045164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743202398
  • (OCoLC)180690028
Label
Sloop : restoring my family's wooden sailboat--an adventure in old-fashioned values, Daniel Robb
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
669836
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 317 pages
Isbn
9780743202398
Isbn Type
(Trade Cloth)
Lccn
2007045164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743202398
  • (OCoLC)180690028

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