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

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

by William M. Burr Jr., William Burr


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Boats require constant care. Any boater who doesn't know the difference between a silicone-modified alkyd enamel and a one-part urethane needs this book for its invaluable advice on:

* How to save money with generic substitues

* Product recommendations for every job

* Keeping weekly, monthly, and seasonal maintenance schedules

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071357036
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.64(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1 General Care
2 Fiberglass
3 Wood
4 Metal
5 Selection and Application of Coatings
6 Sealants and Adhesives
7 Fabric
8 Plastic, Vinyl, Line, and Rubber
9 Interior Maintenance
Appendix 1. Periodic Upkeep Schedules
Appendix 2. Boat Problems
Appendix 3. Boat Parts to Be Cleaned
Appendix 4. Chemical Ingredients
Product Index
General Index
About the Author

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