This book contains chapters on boat care, including winter maintenance, racing, finishing, and stripping. You will also find current information on boat building, gluing, and tools. The most extensive part of this book consists of chapters that describe the detailed clean repair of wooden boats—everything from plug-accession and bonding to changing socks and bottom engine installation.
Larsson includes a history of boat building and provides a nice glimpse of different wooden boats with over 200 sketches and photos in both color and black-and-white. He explains how staying on top of maintenance keeps a unique fleet of wooden boats alive. With practical instructions and fact-boxes with advice and tips, this book will teach you all about maintenance: surface treatment, scraping the hull, equipping the boat in the spring, and looking after it in the winter, as well as tips about buying a boat, installing an engine, and more.
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About the Author
Thomas Larsson trained as a construction engineer, but in 1974, he changed careers and began renovating wooden boats. Sailing and boats have always been of interest to him. Since 1994, Larsson has written highly popular and informative articles about wooden boat restoration for Veteran Boat. This book is based on these articles and Larsson's extensive background in restoring wooden boats. He resides in Sweden.