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Step-by-step color photo guidance for repairing and renewing fiberglass boats
If you don't have the experience of working with fiberglass, any repairs to your boat must be done by high-cost professionals or left undone. This entry-level guide uses full-color, step-by-step photo sequences and line drawings to present you with the basics in an easily digested form. You will learn how to:
- Save money and time doing your own fiberglass repairs
- Improve the value, appearance, and safety of your boat
- Work with materials such as polyester, epoxy, fiberglass,
carbon fiber, and core materials
- Fix annoying leaks; repair cracks; restore gelcoat;
fabricate new components
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.37(d)|
About the Author
Roger Marshall is an accomplished yacht designer, competitive sailor, and author of 12 yachting books.
After designing for the renowned firm of Sparkman &
Stephens, he established his own design company, where he has designed sailboats and powerboats from 15 to 65 feet.
Project manager in 1987 for the Courageous America’s Cup team, he has written some 600 articles for boating magazines worldwide and is chair of the publications committee for the
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Table of Contents
1. How a Fiberglass Boat Is Built
2. Diagnosing Damage
3. Materials, Tools, and Basic Techniques
4. Gelcoat Restoration and Repair
5. Making Joints, Plugs, and Molds
6. Hull, Keel, and Rudder Fairing
7. Major Repairs
8. Osmosis and Blister Repair
9. Finishing Your Repair Work