- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (1 Jan. 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071569146
- ISBN-13: 978-0071569149
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 1.5 x 26.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 372,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual Hardcover – 1 Jan 1988
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The definitive book on cosmetic repairs, as well as major structural repairs to hulls and decks, delamination, refinishing, blistering, etc.''
The aroma of resin wafting out of this manual is refreshing. This book will save you money and grief before you can say woven roving.''
"This book will save you money and grief before you can say woven roving."--Sailing
"A comprehensive and accurate work that should benefit almost any owner of a fiberglass boat."--SAIL
"This book will prove a valuable addition to the library of any boat builder or owner who is seriously interested in doing his own repairs, as well as intercepting minor problems before they become major projects."--Boatbuilder
Are there hairline cracks in your boat's deck or topsides gelcoat? Have her color and luster faded over the years? Does she have deck leaks? Has she been holed? Is her hull oilcanning in a sea? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, this book is for you. This is the definitive guide for fiberglass boat repair and beautification, covering not just cosmetic dings and scratches, but also major repairs of structural damage to hull and decks. It will show you how to:
- replace deteriorated gelcoat, or repair the flaws in an existing gelcoat and recoat it with polyurethane or marine alkyd enamel paint;
- strengthen a weak and overly flexible hull or deck;
- tab in loose hull liners and joinerwork;
- make templates from the good side of a hull to reshape large shattered or missing areas on the other side;
- repair or replace water-saturated deck cores;
- repair keels, rudders, and centerboards;
- rebed and refasten underwater and on-deck hardware;
- rebed, refasten, and strengthen hull-to-deck joints;
- fix broken hatches, and make new ones when necessary;
- treat the symptoms and causes of overstressed hulls.
That beautiful craft swinging at anchor or nestled dockside, her topsides reflecting water and sky like a polished mirror, could be yours. Here's how.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Althought this book is full of description on how to carry out a lot of work, it will still take a lot of research for me to know what I am doing. More illustrations or photos might have made things a bit clearer.
All in all, I think it is a fairly good book though.
Good illustration, clear explanation and handy tips.
Would recommend to other people
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Can be a bit technical but a useful addition to the book shelfPublished 9 months ago by Jonathan Pyne
Average quality read - nothing great, but the illustrations are below average. there must be a better quality book than thisPublished 17 months ago by bucksman
Bought to show me how to repair a gash in a fibreglass boat hull. Logical and easy to understand, gave me everything I needed.Published on 2 Mar. 2013 by Ian Deakin