Well known author/boatbuilder, Dynamite Payson applies his “instant approach” to building table top replicas of small rowing and sailing craft suitable for the mantel, small pond or just dreaming. He starts with a simple lobster boat that anyone can build in an hour and progresses through dories, skiffs, catboats, and peapods … there’s even a Friendship sloop and a sardine carrier. Dynamite’s friendly, no nonsense instructions and step by step photographs guide the reader easily through each boat’s construction, from stem to stern. Each chapter is graced with a beautiful drawing by artist Doug Alvord. This is the only modeling book written by a real Maine boat builder, and Dynamite Payson will feed the fantasies and hone the skills of armchair sailors of all ages and degrees of competence, whether as a warmup to a full-size boat building project, or as an end in itself.