You need books AND plans.

Use full size plans please...The scooner can be built from the small-size plans in Harold Payson's book "Build the New Instant Boats"--we did it, but don't you. Fiddling around with a scale of 1:39.4568 or something is absolutely guaranteed to result in at least one major mistake. Rectifying that one mistake is going to cost you more than the full-size plans would have. (We're too embarrassed to say what our mistake was...)

Definitely use "Build the New Instant Boats" for study plans, general building advice and model-building, but for the real thing, on which your life and your family's and friends' may depend, there's no substitute for the full-size plans.

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