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Update 10th December 2023:
This section of the website has blogs on boats we have built and on the techniques used to craft and restore traditional boats and ships. To help keep these crafts alive, you can download here plans for the 15-foot, 4.6 metre, Irish gandelow - featured in Wooden Boat Magazine number 249 / 250 in 2016; in Watercraft Magazine number 130 in 2018; and in Chasse-Marée boat magazine issue number 301 in 2019 (in French).
Beautement Books started publishing in 2014 with a guide to building the Irish ‘gandelow’ fishing boat.. You can read about all the books here. An ‘academic’ book “Complexity Demystified - a guide for Practitioners” - was first published in 2011 by Triachy Press - but can now be downloaded as a PDF from this site.
The resources section has been restructured and extended to include recommended books, articles, video and sound clips - as well as preserving the archive of the ‘abaci library’ from 2015.
This section provides information about the events which have inspired the site and its author, and our unusual family name, its origins and our connections with boat-building and crafts.
[10 Dec 2023]