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U. K. 2007 Laminated Boards First Edition New 8 1/2 x 11 1/2. How to completely overhaul a cruising yacht. From gelcoat to engines, hatches to electrical to plumbing to rigging. ... Many instructive color photos. 262pp. Read more Show Less

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An essential guide to yacht restoration and repair with sequential photographs for step-by-step guidance.

This book is a beautifully presented guide to how to completely overhaul a fibreglass cruising yacht.  It is filled with colour photo-sequences, which detail how to replace the engine, hatches and rigging for example.

·         How to restore a cruising yacht

·        Colour photo-sequences for easy use

·         Restoration is a key topic in the sailing world

·         Covers every aspect of restoration in detail, e.g. deck repair, the galley, electrics, engine, the bow

·         Highly illustrated with more than 1000 sequential photographs to show each stage


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"...a very well researched book, easy to browse and easy to follow.  One of the best guides published this year."  (Multihull Review, January/February 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470512647
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/9/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Enric Roselló is an experienced sailor and nautical journalist in Spain.

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Table of Contents



1. Jobs to be done: In search of a new youth.

2. On dry land: High and dry, stripped out and inventory.

3. Stripping out interiors: The good news and the bad.

4. Osmosis: An inevitable problem.

5. Electrical installation (1 of 3) : Planning the new installation.

6. Repairing the deck (1 of 3): Preparing the ground.

7. Repairing the deck (2 of 3): Filling holes.

8. Electrical installation (2 of 3): Fitting.

9. Replacing Perspex side-windows: A breath of fresh air.

10. Anchor locker (1 of 2): A support for the windlass.

11. Repairing the deck (3 of 3): Hatches and thru-hulls.

12. Mast (1 of 3): Turning the old into new.

13. Cleaning the winches: Pulling power.

14. Painting the interiors: A touch of colour.

15. Engine (1 of 2): Time for a change.

16. Bow pulpit: A touch of haute couture.

17. Refi tting the head: A complete rethink.

18. Bottom: A new epoxy skin.

19. Painting topsides: Beauty treatment.

20. Painting the deck: The icing on the cake.

21. Deck hardware (1 of 4): Putting her back together.

22. Interior carpentry (1 of 7): Design and planning.

23. Deck hardware (2 of 4): Winches, deck organisers and rope clutches.

24. Interior carpentry (2 of 7): The value of experience.

25. Interior carpentry (3 of 7): Setting the scene.

26. Installing the electronics: Here’s to modernity.

27. Renewing upholstery and foam fi llings: A question of comfort.

28. Installing the refrigerator: On-board cold.

29. Plumbing (1 of 2): Pressurised freshwater system.

30. Plumbing (2 of 2): Bilge systems.

31. Deck hardware (3 of 4): Advancing on various fronts.

32. Mast (2 of 3): Ready to raise the mast.

33. Mast (3 of 3): Installing a furler.

34. Interior carpentry (4 of 7): Soles, table and sides.

35. Engine (2 of 2): Engine replacement.

36. Lining ceilings and walls: Plenty of craftsmanship.

37. Anchor locker (2 of 2): Readying the bow.

38. Deck hardware (4 of 4): Objective accomplished.

39. Interior carpentry (5 of 7): Galley: from start to fi nish.

40. Electrical installation (3 of 3): Finishes and testing.

41. Sails: Updating the canvas.

42. Interior carpentry (6 of 7): Never-ending finishes.

43. Interior carpentry (7 of 7): Attention to detail.

44. Final tally: Done!

45. Appendix I: Waste management: A more ecological toilet.

46. Appendix II: Steering system: Appearances can be misleading.

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