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

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
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Bo Streiffert is a writer and boating enthusiast.

Fibreglass Boats

Construction, Gel Coat, Stressing, Blistering, Repair, Maintenance
Author: Hugo du Plessis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156172
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
View: 5134
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This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and obtain practical advice on working with GRP. In a deliberately non-technical manner, he explains the peculiar nature of fibreglass, its durability, its weaknesses, where its likely to fail, the effects of use and the weather, plus the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. 'One of the most respected works on the subject... thorough and its scope is vast' Yachting Monthly 'A long-established classic' Kelvin Hughes

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.

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.

Fiberglass Repair

Polyester Or Epoxy
Author: David Aiken,Zora Aiken
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870336089
Category: Transportation
Page: 102
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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.

Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated


Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071549936
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 1728
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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

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
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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

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: 3407
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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

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.

Fiberglass Repair and Construction Handbook


Author: Jack Wiley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780830627790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 260
View: 5850
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Describes the characteristics of fiberglass, introduces the necessary tools and materials, and demonstrates repair and building techniques

Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual

Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo
Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071793887
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 896
View: 4285
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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

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners


Author: Henry Mustin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070442481
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 139
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Since the late 1950s, when the first "plastic" sailboat shocked the New York Boat Show, fiberglass boatbuilding has gone through classic growing pains. Longtime yacht broker and marine surveyor Henry Mustin has seen it all: the slow acceptance of those early, heavy boats; the market boom of the lighter boats of the 1970s; the "boat pox" scare of the 1980s; and the continued lack of industry standards that makes buying and owning a fiberglass boat an adventure. In Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats Mustin explains what to watch for in a used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. He shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. And he addresses the question: When is a fiberglass boat too used up to save? Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig, and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices. Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive--several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat. The inside story on surveying fiberglass boats. No sailor should be without it. Praise for Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: "A concisely written primer for sailors considering purchasing a used boat, preparing for extended cruising, or seeking guidelines for an ongoing maintenance program. . . . Mustin is adept at distilling often highly involved subjects, so you should be able to learn the fundamentals of evaluating a vessel's major structures, systems, and equipment."--SAIL "Thoroughly studying this book will enable you to inspect your own boat, identify problems and formulate an effective maintenance program. Plus, if you plan to buy either a used or new fiberglass sailboat, this book should help you reduce your cost."--Ensign ". . . long-time professional boat surveyor Mustin shares his experience in a compact, easy-to-reference handbook . . . This slender volume provides the foundation for a holistic boat maintenance program, making it as valuable for owners as it is for buyers."--Rhode Island Boating I would like to have had Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats . . . when I was in the market for a boat . . . Mustin takes prospective buyers on a detailed tour of boat materials, structures, rigging systems and construction techniques, illustrating . . . the potential weaknesses to watch out for--anything from blisters and stress cracks to corrosion."--Grand Rapids Press

Spurr's Boatbook

Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat
Author: Daniel Spurr
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070605541
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 340
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Now in its second edition, completely revised and updated, Spurr's Boatbook remains the best single source for understanding and improving your boat. You need not live with a dark or dank cabin, insufficient space for stowage or chartwork, or sheet winches, halyards, and reefing arrangements so inconvenient that you often find yourself motoring when you'd rather be sailing. Somewhere beneath your boat's crazed gelcoat, untamed rig, patchwork electrical system, and stubborn steering lies the boat of your dreams. This book will enable you to envision that boat in detail--how its deck hardware is laid out, what the rig looks like, where its hull and decks are reinforced, and how its cabin arrangements are altered to fit your needs. And the book will help you translate that vision into reality by showing you what work should be done and in what order, which projects you can do yourself and which you should probably hire out, and how much time or money might be involved. Along the way, Dan Spurr gives step-by-step instructions, supported by Bruce Bingham's beautifully clear drawings, for many useful projects any do-it-yourselfer can tackle, including autopilot installation, deck hardware modifications, and electrical system upgrades.The gear, equipment, design, and construction standards cited in this book--often in very specific detail with brand-name recommendations--are as useful for evaluating a new boat as they are for buying a used boat or improving the boat you already own.

The Boat Repair Bible


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159171
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 1832
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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 survey manual


Author: Arthur Edmunds
Publisher: Intl Marine Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Explains typical construction of fiberglass boats and gives a check list of areas that should be investigated when buying or maintaining a fiberglass boat

Auto Body Repair Technology


Author: James E. Duffy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305176448
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1088
View: 4186
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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current NATEF Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today’s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair—from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing—this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fiberglass Boat Restoration

The Project Planning Guide
Author: Wayne Canning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944824266
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 3894
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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.

Boatbuilding Manual, Fifth Edition


Author: Robert Steward,Carl Cramer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071744638
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
View: 8664
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Get the latest boatbuilding tips from this updated classic Since its first publication in 1970, Boatbuilding Manual has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of professional builders, and in the basement workshops of home builders. No other boatbuilding text has simultaneously served the disparate needs of professional and amateur audiences so successfully. Carl Cramer, the publisher of WoodenBoat and Professional Boatbuilder magazines, has fully updated this fifth edition with the latest in boatbuilding techniques and developments. Includes: The latest wood-epoxy construction methods that make amateur building more successful than ever before Recommendations on products and materials, saving you time and money substantial time and expense Topics include: Plans, Tools, Woods, Fiberglass and Other Hull Materials, Fastenings, Lines and Laying Down, Molds, Templates, and the Backbone, Setting Up, Framing, Planking, Deck Framing, Decking, Deck Joinerwork, Interior Joinerwork, Finishing, Sailboat Miscellany, Steering, Tanks, Plumbing, etc, Mechanical and Electrical, Potpourri, Safety

Marine Diesel Engines Maintenance and Repair Manual


Author: Jean-Luc Pallas
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574092363
Category: Transportation
Page: 233
View: 8997
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By means of superb photos and diagrams, Pallas explains int simple terms the operation of a diesel engine and shows how to maintain and repair it should it break down. This book will be an invaluable reference for when things go wrong.