The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual

Author: Allan Vaitses
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071569146
Release Date: 1988-10-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Tells how to work with fiberglass, and demonstrates repair techniques for leaks, fractures, holes, delaminations, core problems, large holes, and keels

The Elements of Boat Strength For Builders Designers and Owners

Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070231591
Release Date: 1999-08-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction. Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel. What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: Propeller Handbook "By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing "The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical Sailor Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat "Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal The Nature of Boats "If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--Sailing Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat

Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated

Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071549935
Release Date: 2009-07-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Boatbuilding Manual Fifth Edition

Author: Robert Steward
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071744630
Release Date: 2010-12-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Canvaswork and Sail Repair

Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070133913
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The skills required for top-notch canvaswork are astonishingly few, and canvas's potential to protect your boat and enhance your enjoyment of it is practically limitless. Here is all you need to tackle virtually any canvaswork project: sails and sailcovers, flags, dodgers, ditty bags, cushion covers, and awnings--including Biminis. It's clean, safe, and risk-free--and you'll save a bunch of money and get exactly what you want in the process.

Boatowner s Illustrated Handbook of Wiring

Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0070710929
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Provides instructions for wiring marine electronics and dozens of weekend projects, such as installing cabin and navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and more. This is a user-friendly manual for on-board electrical projects, from fixing loose connections to rewiring your boat.

Marine Diesel Basics 1

Author: Dennison Berwick
Publisher: Voyage Press
ISBN: 9780981123332
Release Date: 2017-05-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Seeing is Understanding. The first VISUAL guide to marine diesel systems on recreational boats. Step-by-step instructions in clear, simple drawings explain how to maintain, winterize and recommission all parts of the system - fuel deck fill - engine - batteries - transmission - stern gland - propeller. Book one of a new series. Canadian author is a sailor and marine mechanic cruising aboard his 36-foot steel-hulled Chevrier sloop. Illustrations: 300+ drawings Pages: 222 pages Published: 2017 Format: softcover Category: Inboards, Gas & Diesel

The Complete Trailer Sailor How to Buy Equip and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

Author: Brian Gilbert
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071593601
Release Date: 2007-06-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.

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: 9780071462846
Release Date: 2005-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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