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Build a Ship in a Bottle
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The complete how to guide to mastering the ancient mariners art of ship in a bottle building. This exciting new text details all the tricks of the trade and secretes involved in building these unique miniature sailing vessels. Capt. Dan teaches builders to understand the basic principals involved in building these tall ship replicas. After reading this heavily illustrated text, readers should have a good understanding of how to design rig and build both square sailed as well as fore and aft rigged vessels. They will then be able to apply these basic principles and techniques to build any type of sailing ship they choose. Please note that there are many different techniques used by different builders in creating their ship models. Some use elaborate mast hinges while others contend with a maze of rigging lines which all run through and under the hull. This book teaches Capt. Dan's basic and the straight forward simple techniques that the authors uses on all of his ship in a bottle models. These basics can be enhanced and modified as model builders become more proficient. Capt. Dan has included a showcase of ship in bottle images from some of the best master model builders in the world. Anyone that is interested in maritime history, sailing or just loves the sea, will enjoy crafting and then displaying their own nautical ship in a bottle.
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Capt. Dan Berg is a P.A.D.I (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Master Scuba Diver Trainer. He is a Specialty Instructor in Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery, Underwater Hunting, Deep Diving, Dry Suit Diving, U/W Metal Detecting, U/W Archeology, and has written his own nationally approved specialties in Shipwreck Research and U/W Cinematography. Capt. Berg owns and operates the 40' custom built Young Brothers charter boat Wreck Valley and is a member of the Eastern Dive Boat Association. Mr. Berg has authored over a dozen shipwreck and diving related books and was the host and producer of the award winning Dive Wreck Valley TV series. Capt. Dan received the prestigious BTS Diver of the Year Award in 1994. He also was a first year recipient of the SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Award. Mr. Berg holds 6 current US Patents for Diving Equipment design. Dan's photographs, video and shipwreck articles have appeared on Fox 5 News, CNN, CBS, Skin Diver Magazine, plus many more. Back in the early 1980's the author noticed a ship in a bottle on the shelf of one of his friends. When he inquired as to how it was made all he was told was that "it was not easy." The author went to the library read a couple model building books then sat down and built his first ship in a bottle. He makes no claims at being a master model maker. He is only someone that loves the ocean, maritime history and the art of crafting these miniature tall ships.

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