Boat Maintenance: The Essential Guide Guide to Cleaning, Painting, and Cosmetics

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Boat Maintenance

Most boaters spend too much time and money trying to find cleaning and maintenance products that can keep their vessels in top-notch shape.

Bill Burr's Boat Maintenance ends those costly searches by providing this comprehensive guide to the techniques and products that can preserve and protect your boat year after year. This is the first book to combine practical, how-to instructions with ...

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Boat Maintenance: The Essential Guide Guide to Cleaning, Painting, and Cosmetics: The Essential Guide Guide to Cleaning, Painting, and Cosmetics

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Overview

Boat Maintenance

Most boaters spend too much time and money trying to find cleaning and maintenance products that can keep their vessels in top-notch shape.

Bill Burr's Boat Maintenance ends those costly searches by providing this comprehensive guide to the techniques and products that can preserve and protect your boat year after year. This is the first book to combine practical, how-to instructions with objective product recommendations.

Combining Burr's varied experience in boating and chemical engineering with the advice of marine professionals, Boat Maintenance shows you how to clean and maintain fiberglass, wood, metal, fabric, and plastics. You'll also learn how to select and apply paints, varnishes, and other coatings, in addition to sealants and adhesives. With Boat Maintenance, you get

  • Expert advice on more than 150 brand-name products
  • Quick answers to typical boat problems
  • Money-saving tips on using low-cost generic substitutes
  • Weekly, monthly, and seasonal preventive maintenance schedules
  • Data on the chemical components and environmental dangers of products
  • Safety tips on proper product handling
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071357036
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,438,257
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William M. Burr Jr. is a lifelong boater and the author of Sailing Tips: 1,000 New Ways to Solve Old Problems, a popular guide for boaters for over 10 years. He retired after 40 years in the chemical industry and then spent a year selling coatings and compounds in a marine store as part of his research for Boat Maintenance. He now lives aboard his 37-foot Jeanneau sailboat, facing and solving the problems addressed in his latest guide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction1 General Care2 Fiberglass3 Wood4 Metal5 Selection and Application of Coatings6 Sealants and Adhesives7 Fabric8 Plastic, Vinyl, Line, and Rubber9 Interior MaintenanceAppendix 1. Periodic Upkeep SchedulesAppendix 2. Boat ProblemsAppendix 3. Boat Parts to Be CleanedAppendix 4. Chemical IngredientsProduct IndexGeneral IndexAbout the Author

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