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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine (1 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071343253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071343251
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 0.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 863,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stop working on your boat and get out on the water!

1,001 tested tips from the world's largest boating magazine: Sandy Lindsey, a boat-maintenance contributor for Boating Magazine for many years, has culled the best of her years of advice and the top suggestions from her readers. These handy, natural solutions work amazingly well--and are environmentally friendly.

Boats last longer and look more beautiful with proper care. But that care takes a lot less time when you work smart. See how you can make your winterizing and spring commissioning chores go much faster. Learn Lindsey's labor-saving secrets for tackling

  • Teak, canvas, and carpet care
  • Painting, metal cleaning, and polishing
  • Fiberglass and gelcoat cleaning and repair
  • Engine care and winterizing
  • Mildew--how to get rid of it, how to prevent it

Boating Magazine's Quick & Easy Boat Maintenance covers all your boat's systems: deck, hull, cabin, engine, bilge, electrical systems, tanks, and gear.

And it's all in a concise, easy-to-read format that makes finding answers to your questions a snap.

Putting these helpful hints to work can change your boating life. Less time working means more time boating!

About the Author

Sandy Lindsey, contributing editor for Boating Magazine, has also written for SAIL, Good Housekeeping, Sports Afield, Midwest Outdoors, and Sailing, among other magazines. Over the years, she has protected a succession of boats from the fierce Florida sun and salt air.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jan 2002
Format: Paperback
There are all sorts of excellent tips in this book covering cleaning, protection and prevention against detioration of almost any part of a vessel you care to name, from the engine to the upholstery.
The best part is that the various products used are all freely-available, low-cost natural products such as baking soda - I had no idea you could do so much with it!
This is a great book to have, it's well organised and presented and great value, a worthwhile addition to any boaters library.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Richard Batty on 1 Nov 2004
Format: Paperback
What a dissapointment this book was. I run an inland cruiser and wanted a book on easy maintenance - every solution to cleaning and stain removal involves getting hold of various chemicals that the majority of us simply don't have access to. It is American written and based and proved to be a complete waste of money, telling me nothing that anyone with an ounce of mechanical knowldge would be interested in
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Aug 1999
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This book is the best of Sandy's how-to tips for that ran in Boating for the past 5 years, and about 500 more tips that I hadn't read before. A handy compilation that's a must for every boater's workshop bookshelf.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Almost, but not quite 10 April 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had high expectations of this book from reading the reviews. Yet, I found that alot of it did not apply to my situation. I own a 19 foot runabout for lake use only, and alot of the information in this book was specifically for larger off-shore boats. Still, some of the informaton will be useful I'm sure. I guess I was hoping for more technical maintenance stuff. If you own a large cuddy or deisel powered boat, this may be for you.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
This book helped me save big bucks! 6 Jun 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is filled with excellent tips that helped me throw away many of my expensive boat cleaners and replace them with cheaper, less caustic, yet equally thorough cleaning substitutes. Plus, my boat cleaning chores go quicker now. This book has paid for itself several times over. And I haven't even touched on the excellent engine maintenance tips it contains...
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Best of Boating's Tips 10 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is the best of Sandy's how-to tips for that ran in Boating for the past 5 years, and about 500 more tips that I hadn't read before. A handy compilation that's a must for every boater's workshop bookshelf.
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
This book saved my boat 27 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was about to purchase a new boat that I really couldn't afford, when I came across Quick & Easy Boat Maintenance. It helped me restore my boat with minimal pain and suffering. Now I wouldn't sell it for the world, but if I did, I also have the plus of knowing I can get top dollar for my newly restored shining clean vessel. Sandy's tips are clearly and concisely written and VERY easy to use. I keep this book on board with me at all times in case of mechanical problem.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good, salfe cleaning 31 Aug 2006
By Lulu - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has wonderful ideas about using commonly available items such as witch hazel and petroleum jelly to clean and maintain your boat. Our dock neighbors were so impressed at the cleaning ability of the concoctions this book recommends that everyone now has a squirt bottle of the stuff for their boats. Highly recommended.
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