This Old Boat, Second Edition

Have a Promotion Code?

Please enter it here:

Great deals and more!

Sign up for special offers, exclusive discounts, and new product announcements from McGraw-Hill Professional.



April 17, 2009


Electronic book text, 576 pages


0071593888 / 9780071593885

Adobe Digital Editions® is required to view your downloaded eBooks.
Click here to get Adobe Digital Editions
To learn more about eBooks please see our eBook FAQ.

If you're having problems installing due to firewall issues please go here:


Your Price



Main description

Turn a run-down fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht

Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey's This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered classic among boat rehabbers.This second edition is revised from first page to last with new information on electrical systems, diesel engines, refrigeration, resins, plumbing and more. Plus, more than 600 newly created illustrations enhance the book's beauty as well as its utility.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Choice 2. The Dream 3. The Plan 4. Dollars and Sense 5. Starting Small 6. Scratch and Itch 7. Windows and Walls 8. Forks, Eyes, and Studs 9. Nuts and Bolts 10. Chips and Shavings 11. Amps and Volts 12. Going with the Flow 13. A Cold Day in August 14. Brush and Roller 15. Material Things 16. A Lofty Project 17. Epilogue Index

Author comments

Don Casey combines three decades of sailing, a keen eye for detail, irrepressible good humor, and an elegant writing style to deliver transparently simple and always reliable how-to advice for boaters. He is a regular contributor to SAIL and Good Old Boat magazines.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


Before you can enjoy free downloads from McGraw-Hill Professional, we ask that you please provide your email address and country.

Yes, I want to receive other special offer.