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The Year of the Boat

Beauty, Imperfection, and the Art of Doing It Yourself
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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...
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...
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  • 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 the wilderness of DIY. The author touches on such topics as the invention of the retractable keel, the esteemed tradition of garage enterprises, the Platonic ideal sailboat, and more. It does not fully explain how to build a boat, but rather explores how one becomes unafraid of building a boat — or undertaking any challenge.

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  • Lawrence W. Cheek is the architecture critic for the Seattle Post-intelligencer. In addition to many magazine credits (Los Angeles Times Magazine, Coastal Living, American Heritage), he has written a number of travel book mainly about the desert Southwest.

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