Boatbuilding with Aluminum: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop

Boatbuilding with Aluminum: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop

by Stephen F. Pollard

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Overview

Boatbuilding with Aluminum: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop by Stephen F. Pollard

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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071443180
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Edition description: List
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 658,731
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 Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction 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

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