Ed Cutts: Designer, Boatbuilder, and “Cutts Method”

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The Cutts & Case Shipyard in Oxford, Maryland, is a Chesapeake Bay icon. Ed Cutts: Designer, Boatbuilder, and “Cutts Method” Inventor is a profile of the man who founded the yard with John Case (Leeward Publications, $19.95). An innovative designer and builder, Cutts mentored under L. Francis Herreshoff and earned a reputation for crafting wooden sailboats that were beautiful and fast, light and strong, and built to last — using the patented “Cutts Method.” He never used a computer, carving and working from half-hull models instead.

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September 2014 issue