This Old Boat, Second Edition

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April 17, 2009


Electronic book text, 576 pages


0071593888 / 9780071593885

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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

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Choice2. The Dream3. The Plan4. Dollars and Sense5. Starting Small6. Scratch and Itch7. Windows and Walls8. Forks, Eyes, and Studs9. Nuts and Bolts10. Chips and Shavings11. Amps and Volts12. Going with the Flow13. A Cold Day in August14. Brush and Roller15. Material Things16. A Lofty Project17. EpilogueIndex

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.

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