Make your boat dreams come true with aluminum
Aluminum is the ideal boatbuilding material--light, economical,
maintenance-free, and easy to work with. This second edition offers you everything you need to know about working with this material, from welding to fitting out and painting.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Stephen F. Pollard has constructed 12 large sailing yachts, some well-known ocean racers, large powerboats, and hundreds of small, welded-aluminum workboats and pleasure boats.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction 1 Evolution of the Aluminum Hull Form 2 Advantages of Aluminum Boat Construction 3 Characteristics of Marine Aluminum 4 Designing for Aluminum 5 Fabricating Techniques 6 Welding Aluminum 7 Aluminum Boat Lofting 8 Aluminum Boat Construction Sequence 9 Sailboats 10 Propulsion Systems and Controls 11 Fuel Systems 12 The Electrical System 13 Woodwork and Insulation 14 Aluminum Painting Systems Appendix I Laying Out a Camber Curve Appendix II Calculating Material Stretch-Out for Brake Bending Appendix III Modifying the Lines for a Developable Surface Appendix IV Line Fairing with a Flexible Batten Appendix V Conventional Drive-Train Installation Appendix VI Leveling a Structure Using a Water Level Glossary Index