Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated


Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071549936
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Step-by-step color photo guidance for repairing and renewing fiberglass boats If you don't have the experience of working with fiberglass, any repairs to your boat must be done by high-cost professionals or left undone. This entry-level guide uses full-color, step-by-step photo sequences and line drawings to present you with the basics in an easily digested form. You will learn how to: Save money and time doing your own fiberglass repairs Improve the value, appearance, and safety of your boat Work with materials such as polyester, epoxy, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and core materials Fix annoying leaks; repair cracks; restore gelcoat; fabricate new components

Fibreglass Boats

Construction, Gel Coat, Stressing, Blistering, Repair, Maintenance
Author: Hugo du Plessis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140812274X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Now in its 5th edition, this book is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with fibreglass to build, repair or improve boats.

Fiberglass Repair

Polyester Or Epoxy
Author: David Aiken,Zora Aiken
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870336089
Category: Transportation
Page: 102
View: 1118
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Fiberglass Repair, Second Edition is filled with easily accessed information, all aimed at giving a determined boat owner the necessary skills and the confidence to tackle typical fiberglass repairs, using either polyester or epoxy resin. In every boating area, hundreds of fiberglass boatstwenty, thirty, even forty years oldare still afloat, still providing all the fun of boating because their owners were willing and able to do the repair and restoration. David and Zora Aiken are long-term liveaboards who have spent a lot of time in boatyards, practicing the fiberglassing techniques outlined in this book. They have written six books with boating and outdoor themes.

The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual


Author: Allan Vaitses
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071569149
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Tells how to work with fiberglass, and demonstrates repair techniques for leaks, fractures, holes, delaminations, core problems, large holes, and keels

Fiberglass Repair and Construction Handbook


Author: Jack Wiley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780830627790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 260
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Describes the characteristics of fiberglass, introduces the necessary tools and materials, and demonstrates repair and building techniques

Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair


Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071502947
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace portlights, locate leaks, fix cracks and even holes, restore your hull's gloss, renew nonskid decks, and much more. You'll wonder what you were worried about.

Runabout Renovation: How to Find and Fix Up an Old Fiberglass Speedboat


Author: Jim Anderson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071580083
Category: House & Home
Page: 160
View: 8314
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For those who own a cherished but dilapidated fiberglass runabout, or for those who want a boat but are turned off by the high prices and often poor quality of today's offerings, this book explains everything there is to know about turning a rundown runabout into a real showpiece for a fraction of the cost of a new model. Author Jim Anderson, a runabout renovator from Minnesota's Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, leads readers through the whole renovation process. For those who think a project like this may be more than they can handle, renovating an old runabout is actually less complicated and expensive than adding on a deck or redoing a room--two of the most popular projects for home handymen. And Anderson's sense of humor and gift for providing simple solutions make Runabout Renovation as fun to read as it is easy to understand. The backyards of North America house literally millions of rundown runabouts ripe for renovation. With Jim Anderson's help, you can own a better boat than you can buy new, for a quarter of the price or less. And like a beautifully restored '57 Chevy, it'll have class. Low-cost alternatives for the powerboater on a budget. Although more people own boats ranging in length from 14 to 24 feet than all others combined, most books published about boat repair and restoration are directed at the "big boat" or yacht owner. In addition, many marine dealers and technicians never seem to have the right answers or the time to spend on people who own "little boats." Hence Runabout Renovation, a complete guide to finding and fixing up old fiberglass speedboats. You'll learn how to: Choose and survey a boat Make cosmetic repairs and repaint your boat Replace the floor Reupholster and carpet the interior Build a new transom Upgrade electrical and mechanical systems . . . and much more. There's even a section on repairing aluminum boats, and one on installing and repairing horns, lights, bilge pumps, live wells, and other speedboat accessories. "Considering the tens of thousands of fiberglass powerboats that exist today, one wonders why Jim Anderson's Runabout Renovation is so late in coming. Whether you're shopping for a used or new boat, or trying to maintain the value of a boat you already own, this book will prove indispensable."--Richard Lebowitz, Editor, Boating World

Sailboat Refinishing


Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071508996
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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Make your boat shine again No improvement to a tired-looking boat will have a more dramatic impact than refinishing, and few tasks are easier. Here is everything you need to achieve a fabulous finish on your fiberglass boat’s bottom, topsides, deck, spars, wood trim, and belowdeck surfaces while saving time, money, and grief. What reviewers have said about Don Casey's boat maintenance books: “Astonishingly clear text and illustrations. The reader can almost feel the hand-holding this book provides through each step.”--Dockside “I own many books filled with advice, but I strongly suspect that this is the one I will consult most.”--Sailing “Casey makes tricky points clear in hundreds of illustrations and lively prose.”--SailNet “If you have an older sailboat, you need this book.”--The Ensign

Building a Fiberglass Boat


Author: Arthur Edmunds
Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781892216168
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 206
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Arthur Edmunds is one of the country's top naval architects and his knowledge of the boat building industry has never been more apparent than in this book. Art has written this book so the reader, unfamiliar with the construction process, will understand every aspect of the process. But this is not a beginner's-only boat building book. Advanced craftsmen and top professionals have equally as much to learn from Art's years of experience. Art takes the reader from the first step of Building a Fiberglass Boat to the last step, in a manner that will certainly inspire all who ever pondered the notion. He expertly explains why a competent craftsman would want to undertake the seemingly overwhelming task of building his own boat. Art has described the two most popular sizes and styles of boats as examples for the project; a twenty-five-foot open boat and a thirty-three-foot cruising boat. Sail is also explained. By referring to these example boats, the reader can envision a boat of any size, limited only by the imagination. Everyone can learn from this book. If you have a boat just waiting to be built, you will now have the knowledge. If you never plan to build a boat, you will understand the entire process, making the Buying Experience far less confusing. There are no Trade Secrets, only knowledge not yet learned. Illustrated.

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat


Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071782486
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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". . . the perfect place to begin, or continue, your education." --Sailing Whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults.

Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual : Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo

Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo
Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071462848
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 896
View: 7468
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The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape. More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops

Powerboat Care and Repair

How to Keep Your Outboard, Sterndrive, Or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well
Author: Allen Berrien
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071419468
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 161
View: 2477
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As the "Boat Doctor" in Boating magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected inPowerboat Care and Repair, the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats. Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947738
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 960
View: 5047
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This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

Modern Boat Maintenance

The Complete Fiberglass Boat Manual
Author: Bo Streiffert,Dag Pike,Loris Goring
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780924486715
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 1992
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Bo Streiffert is a writer and boating enthusiast.

The Boat Repair Bible


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159171
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 8167
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Even the most well designed boats will suffer from wear and tear due to normal use on the water. Whilst accidents are less common, they too can result in damage which needs to be repaired on the spot. Highly illustrated, with step by step instructions, this book equips the reader with the vital 'first aid' skills he needs to make temporary repairs until he can get back to harbour. The Boat Repair Bible helps anyone who owns a boat to develop essential repair skills in the areas where problems most commonly arise. The section on hull and deck repairs covers fibreglass, wood, steel and ferro-cement hulls, and shows the reader how to deal with everything from leaks to impact damage, and much, much more. This section also covers domestic repairs, such as repairing upholstery, and troubleshooting problems with the heads. Amongst the many other techniques described, the section on general mechanics includes instructions on how to fix problems with a split fuel/water tank and leaking hydraulics, whilst the section on electrical repairs explains how to trace loose connections, replace damaged wiring and fix navigation instruments. The myriad of issues that can arise with the engine are covered in great detail, from how to deal with water in the fuel system to replacing the propeller and its shaft. From basic skills in safety, surveying and the use of tools, to advanced instructions on how to replace an engine, The Boat Repair Bible is as comprehensive as it is invaluable. With repairs specific to powerboats, sailboats, dinghies and outboards, it is a book no boat owner can afford not to own.

Fiberglass Boat Restoration

The Project Planning Guide
Author: Wayne Canning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944824266
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 7797
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How to select a boat, plan your project, finish the job, and actually head for the water. Over the past thirty to forty years boat builders, large and small, have produced tens of thousands of fiberglass boats. Many now sit abandoned, waiting for some tender care to get back on the water where they belong. Fiberglass unlike many other types of boatbuilding materials does not rot, rust, or break down over the years. Many people have realized this, of course, and have started what they think will be an easy project. They were wrong, and many well-intentioned renovations sit abandoned. Whatever the reason for wanting to take on the restoration of a project boat, proper planning and organization can make the difference between success and failure. Fiberglass Boat Restoration is about how to plan, organize and successfully complete a project boat restoration. It will explain why it is important to put your efforts and resources into some areas and not others. It contains valuable information about what to look for when considering the purchase of a project boat. Although the focus of the book is fiberglass, the information will be useful to anyone undertaking the building or restoration of any boat.

Surveying Yachts and Small Craft


Author: Paul Stevens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408146223
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook will prove a godsend to small craft owners who want to check out defects on their own boats or on boats they are planning to buy, as well as practicing surveyors and surveying students. Featuring surveying bodies, equipment required, assessing defects (including moisture-related defects, and the use of moisture meters) and their severity, the book guides the reader through conducting a thorough inspection, from keel to topsides, coachroof, stern gear, rigging and much more. The highly practical approach of this book will be invaluable to students of surveying, qualified surveyors and yacht and boat owners everywhere.

Essential Surfing


Author: George Orbelian
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0961054808
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 423
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Essential Surfing is the standard reference on surfboard design and equipment. Detailed breakdowns and direct correlations between surfboard design features and surfing performance explain what, why and how surfboard design features influence the surfer’s ride. In depth surfboard design information was compiled over decades of research testing board designs in various wave types and sizes with experienced surfers, surfboard design professionals and material manufacturers. In addition to an overview of surfing equipment the book also provides the reader with an understanding of elements critical and unique to surfing that should be considered by surfing enthusiasts before entering the water. Essential Surfing empowers the surfer with experience based information that typically takes years of involvement in the sport to learn.

Most Common Boat Maintenance Problems


Author: Bob Whittier,Robert J. Whittier
Publisher: Arco Pub
ISBN: 9780668048774
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 252
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Photographs and a question-and-answer format offer boat owners instructions for making repairs on such crafts as a ten-foot plywood dinghy to a forty-foot teakwood yacht