Since this book is very easy to read, it is highly recommended to anyone fairly new to the construction or repair of the fiberglass boats. However, it will also be very useful for those people who are experienced since reading it will definitely increase their confidence, and this is important. This book has already helped a lot of people with their fiberglass boatbuilding and boat repair projects due to the numerous useful and practical instructions provided by the author.
Just try to follow the suggestions and instructions in this book and you will see that any difficult project may become much easier for you. Subject instructions are supplemented with a number of full colour and step-by-step image sequences as well as line drawings which were included to present readers with the very basics in a digested form.
The readers will learn how to work with different sorts of materials, e.g. fiberglass, carbon fiber, epoxy, polyester etc., improve the safety, value and appearance of their boats, save time and money when performing the repairs, fix the leaks and cracks happening to the hulls etc. and even fabricate some new components. Some other activities like restoring the gelcoat have also been discussed. This is a really nice entry-level guidance.
Your boat may be one of the biggest investments in your life, just next to your home. Buying a boat and owning it implies making one tough decision after another. This book shall be treated as the essential guidance providing a method to purchasing and owning boats - it will answer so many questions that the novice boat owner will have, including how to avoid buying a boat that they will never use, how to choose a proper option for powering the boat, how to negotiate the very best deal on any brand new or used boat, how to perform necessary boat survey without having to employ someone else.
The reader will understand why it often make sense to go for the fractional ownership option. They will also get to know about the important and necessary financial matters such as calculating cost of the ownership. All the tips provided in this publication will help readers to save their money when buying a boat for themselves. The author is the Captain licensed by the USCG and experienced marine surveyor - a perfect combination to advice newcomers on proper sizing and valuing a boat. His efforts and time spent when preparing this book resulted in the excellent practical guide for buying and maintaining a boat.
Another bestseller from Ed Sherman, whose widely recognized expertise in boat electrical systems makes him the best choice to train the newcomers. This is a perfect and easily understandable resource for all boaters - very comprehensive and covering nearly all wiring aspects.
Particularly recommended for beginner- and intermediate-level boaters. The training materials chosen for this cover the subject very well but still not get to the point where it would become too technical and therefore difficult to understand for non-professionals. Such approach made this guidebook very handy reference for everyone. The theoretical part is supplemented with a number of very useful practical shortcuts and tips - however, the author did his best to avoid using too much of technical terminology and jargon words. Everyone will find some right guidance and sound advice in this publication.
The readers will learn how to draw up correct wiring diagrams for their boats, how to identify and locate various wiring and electrical circuit components, there are instructions on using multimeters and proper maintenance if batteries, etc. - this book is really full of useful info including troubleshooting various problems with starting and battery charging, installation of AC/DC marine equipment and accessories.
According to the official statistics, more than four million people in America are involved in recreational sailing activities; yet the huge library of available literature on sailing leaves the majority of them high-and-dry. In fact, on one side there are purely technical guides for the pro's while on the other there are pretty simplistic publications suitable for weekend sailors having little to no interest in science.
In this publication named Float Your Boat, both amateur and professional boaters will find understandable and very intelligent answers to the most important questions that may arise. Among the numerous interesting topics covered by the author, Mark Denny, who is a genuine sailing enthusiast, there are key innovations making the sailboats more efficient, how can the speed of a boat get increased, how do the sailboats travel in windy weather, and even why there are so many wrong explanations of sailing.
The author traced the evolution of the sailboat throughout the history. This book will definitely serve as a very accessible and easy guide to the physics of sailing for all categories of boat owners and owners, from newcomers to professionals, and we promise that no one will be disappointed with the contents and how the material has been presented.
Cleaning the boat is not as easy and simple as scrubbing its surface away with a kitchen cleanser since wrong procedures can easily damage your boat or the environment around. The book presented to your attention is not just a stern-to-stem guidance covering literally all aspects of boat detailing and cleaning processes.
It recommends readers both brand-name and quite generic boat hull cleaning and maintenance materials in order to help them make proper selections. The text materials provided in this book are supplemented with a huge number if before-and-after photographs showing readers how to keep their boats looking nice and protect their market values, how to achieve best results with minimum possible efforts and using the environmentally safe methods. how to use checklists and data tables to keep the work efficient and duly organized.
The publication will definitely be very helpful for everyone owning a boat, and it makes no difference whether the reader owns a small seventeen-feet console of a large forty-five-feet cabin cruiser. The book starts with the explanation of what the oxidation is and how it affects fiberglass, providing some advice on how to protect the boat's hull from oxidation or remediate if, if already occurred...
This IYT publication contains modules 1 to 6 of the official yachtmaster training program. As it is implied by the title of the book, it is divided in two big parts. The first part - Introduction to Boating has five sections with the first one providing general introduction and other four addressing safety, passage planning, ropework, and short passages (both sail and power). The second part is named International Crew Certificate.
It also starts with some introductory information, followed with the modules containing all necessary info - nautical terminology, safety, relative direction, intro to COLREGs, ropework, introduction to sail handling and weather, handling powered boat, MOB, nautical charts, compass, general nautical knowledge, marine etiquette, customs, marine manners, anchoring, practical subjects, dinghy theory. In addition to that, there is a comprehensive Glossary of terms at the end of the book - it is necessary because the volume of terminology used expands with the gained knowledge as the readers progress.
Obviously, with sailing and boating becoming an international pastime with English being the tile language, it is truly essential to use the correct terms in order to communicate with other seafarers in a quick and effective manner, avoiding any sort of misunderstanding when executing various maneuvers or in case of emergency...
This is just the short yet quite valuable and informative excerpt taken from the "Popular Mechanics" magazine dated half-a-century ago. The readers who decide to have a look into this small booklet will be told, very briefly, how to construct a simple boat with their own hands and without having to involve third party professionals; in addition, there will be no serious money required.
As declared by the authors of this mini-textbook to the boatbuilding, this new construction project will cost you almost absolutely nothing - say about dozen of bucks, and it can be completed in only sixteen hours; moreover, the newly built boat may be either oar-powered or moved using the outboard engine. Just try, because summer is coming! All necessary plans, sketches, and technical data inside. The authors insist that literally anyone can build a boat - you just have to find some dollars to get the necessary materials for construction.
Then, provided you have some sixteen hours (usually not more unless you plan to waste the time), you may start. One of the secrets of this simple construction is the lack of any framework in the design. The sides of t e boat will fair around the single mold stick which is inserted between the stern and the stem, in a natural way...
This nice guidance for the boat builders with a quite self-explanatory title was compiled and released by the editors team of the world famous Popular Mechanics Magazine who have spent so much of their time and efforts trying to choose the boats to be included in those twenty-three.
The boats that can be constructed according to the plans, sketches and drawings provided in the present publication, are currently in operation in various parts of the United States. The building instructions are given in a very easily understandable way. This book will definitely suit both beginner and experienced boatbuilding enthusiasts; however, people who never dealt with the building of the boats before, would better familiarize themselves with the contents of the chapter nine called "Build Your Boat Right".
The editors of the book do believe that it will offer something to tempt all lovers of boatbuilding and boating. The readers just have to choose their favorite type - for example, sailboat, ice yacht, cabin cruiser, kayak etc. - and follow the clear, simple and perfectly illustrated instructions. Be sure that the kind of boat you would like to have is there in this book - find it and try to build - it is not that difficult.