This Old Boat, Second Edition : Completely Revised and Expanded

Completely Revised and Expanded

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Author: Don Casey

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill

ISBN: 9780071477949

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

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Turn a run-down fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey’s This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered classic among boat rehabbers.This second edition is revised from first page to last with new information on electrical systems, diesel engines, refrigeration, resins, plumbing and more. Plus, more than 600 newly created illustrations enhance the book’s beauty as well as its utility.

This Old Boat

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Author: Don Casey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071579933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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Let's say you're a typical low-paid working stiff. You've sailed small boats all your life, you've saved a little money--you're finally ready for a real cruising boat. You drop in on Tadd, your friendly neighborhood yacht broker, who is more than happy to sell you that brand-new Trickledown 32 for only $90,000, plus a few optional extras like anchors, sails, cushions, a compass, instruments--stuff like that; say, $115,000 ready to sail. "One hundred and fifteen thousand . . . dollars?" "Not to worry," says Tadd. "Only 20% down and 10 years of easy payments and you're off into the sunset. Let's see, that's $23,000 down and, at 10% interest, only $1,215.79 per month--plus insurance of course. Send me a postcard from Tahiti." "How much per month? That's half my salary! Don't you have anything in my price range?" Tadd glances conspicuously at his Rolex, sighing, and points to a characterless Clorox jog with a spindly mast--a hyperthyroid daysailer with bunks for the seven dwarfs; NOT what you had in mind! And then you see it, in the back of the yard, varnish hanging in strips off weather-beaten trim, rigging frayed, sails ripped and stained, dank interior with dangling wires and scurrying anonymous inhabitants. But underneath all the squalor you see the lines of a real cruising boat--a sturdy hull with a sprightly sheer from the pen of a Philip Rhodes or a Tom Gillmer--a fiberglass boat built back when craftsmanship still meant something. You remember when you bought your house--it looked a lot like this boat, and you and your all-thumbs husband managed to breathe life into it over time, painting, papering, spackling--lots of spackling. This boat has possibilities. "How much?" you ask. "You're kidding, right?" says Tadd, flicking a bit of cobweb from his spotless Breton Reds. "Take it for, say, $8,000?" Sold. Well, now you've got it home, but Bob and Norm aren't there every weekend to help guide you through this restoration. Where to turn? Turn to This Old Boat. Don Casey, co-author of Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach, assumes you know nothing--not even how to use tools--and leads you methodically and good-naturedly through every step of turning a cast-off fiberglass boat into a real show-stopper, including the simplest and most comlete explanation yet of sailmaking--the sailor's darkest and most expensive art. Casey's step-by-step drawings guide you through a simple project--laying up a fiberglass instrument case, for example--then show you how to apply those skills to something more ambitious--like building a new hatch. With this book and the best buyer's market in boating history, you can send Tadd that postcard from Tahiti--and have money to spare. Can't afford that brand-new boat? Take advantage of the best buyer's market in boating history. Turn a rundown production boat into a first-class yacht with This Old Boat. Whether you are skilled or unskilled, whether you like sail or powerboats, here is everything you need to: Find the right boat at the right price Map out a logical, affordable renovation plan Work with fiberglass--everything from minor cosmetics to major structural repairs Renovate rigging, winches, engines, and other mechanical systems Work with wood, canvas, and plastic Change the interior from a cramped, dingy dormitory to a light, spacious livable home Repair and modernize the electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration systems Add a stunning, mirror-like finish Make your own dodgers, sail covers, and SAILS--and much more! "Casey's intelligent, practical advice covers just about everything, and his style is just what the doctor ordered for anyone daft enough to want to fix up an old boat."--Southern Boating "A great book for anyone on the water."--Maine Coastal News

Marine Diesel Engines

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177999X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.”—Sailing World “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.”—Motor Boat & Yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.”—Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

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Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947738

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 5210

This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

Maritime Economics

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Author: Martin Stopford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134742665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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Now in its second edition Maritime Economics provides a valuable introduction to the organisation and workings of the global shipping industry. The author outlines the economic theory as well as many of the operational practicalities involved. Extensively revised for the new edition, the book has many clear illustrations and tables. Topics covered include: * an overview of international trade * Maritime Law * economic organisation and principles * financing ships and shipping companies * market research and forecasting.

The Old Outboard Book

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Author: Peter Hunn

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071811028

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 743

"Incredible amount of detail about all those kickers from the past, including an appendix with comprehensive model-year information." WoodenBoat "This book is the one to buy if you are interested in collecting antique outboard motors." Boating

Marine Painting Manual

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Author: A.M. Berendsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401721866

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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It is a pleasure to introduce to the reader this new Marine Painting Manual. The previous edition, entitled Ship Painting Manual, was published in 1975. Since then a number of new technological developments have taken place. Also, standards with regard to safety, health and the environment have become more severe. These changes called for a thoroughly revised and updated Marine Painting Manual. I believe that the editor should be congratulated on having completed this task in such a commendable way. I hope that this new volume will find as enthusiastic a response among those concerned with maritime affairs as its predecessor did some fifteen years ago. Dr. Jan Raat Director Netherlands Foundation for the Co-ordination of Maritime Research INTRODUCTION The "Marine Painting Manual" sets out to provide clear guidelines for the effective protection of marine structures, ocean-going vessels and offshore platforms. Painting is a high cost procedure and is a crucial factor in determining the life and subsequent maintenance of steel structures in the marine environment. The book is a follow-up to the "Ship Painting Manual" published in 1975. It has been completely revised, partly rewritten and an additional chapter on offshore structures included. The present volume contains detailed and up-to-date information on all aspects of the preparation and painting for the protection of marine structures. The following chapters are included: 1. The protection of different parts of ships under construction. 2. The protection of different parts of offshore structures under construction. 3. Surface preparation.

Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring

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Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780070710924

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 781

Provides instructions for wiring marine electronics and dozens of weekend projects, such as installing cabin and navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and more. This is a user-friendly manual for on-board electrical projects, from fixing loose connections to rewiring your boat.

Complete Guide to Outboard Engines

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Author: John Fleming

Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781892216311

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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After many years in the boating industry and writing countless articles for your favorite boating magazines, John Fleming has put his wealth of knowledge into his new book, The Complete Guide To Outboard Engines. This book starts with the difference in design and power between the two-cycle outboard and its new brother, the four-cycle outboard. As with John's, Complete Guide To Gasoline Marine Engines, these pages take the reader deep inside the engine by discussing the design, function and results of the entire engine system and drive unit. The book's design allows the reader to start with the basics and progress through each skill level until a thorough understanding of engines is achieved. This book also delves deeply into the technical aspects of outboard engines, but the information remains extremely easy to understand and follow throughout each step. You will not find another book that will explain outboard engines as completely or easily as this book. One fact remains; when you have read, The Complete Guide To Outboard Engines, you will be the most popular person on the dock every Saturday morning. Illustrated

Marine Propellers and Propulsion

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Author: John Carlton

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080971237

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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The early development of the screw propeller. Propeller geometry. The propeller environment. The ship wake field, propeller perfomance characteristics.

The Boat Data Book

The Owners' and Professionals' Bible

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Author: Richard Nicolson,Ian Nicolson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472908953

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The Boat Data Book is a treasure trove of invaluable information for boatowners, designers, builders, surveyors, chandlers and anyone maintaining their own boat. This seventh edition has been updated throughout and is now in colour for the first time. It contains more tables of lengths, widths, weights and strengths as well as new data on a vast range of equipment from anchors to masts, propellers to gas cylinders, cleat sizes to winch bases, and hatches to bolts, bearings, cabling and piping. If you want to know what size winch to fit, the breaking strength of stainless steel rigging wire, the recommended size for seacocks or what length and size an anchor chain should be, then this is the book for you. The Boat Data Book is a must-have reference for owners and professionals. 'A veritable mine of information...superb value for money' Nautical Magazine 'Recommended to every boat owner' Practical Boat Owner 'A most amazing amount of data' The Island 'The essential technical bible' Yachting World

Powerboater's Guide to Electrical Systems, Second Edition

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Author: Edwin Sherman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071594417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Understand, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade your boat’s electrical systems Frustrated by the high cost of basic electrical work but nervous about tackling such projects yourself? Get sound advice and guidance from author Ed Sherman, who wrote and teaches the American Boat & Yacht Council’s certification program for electrical technicians. In Powerboater’s Guide to Electrical Systems, he combines basic theory with step-by-step directions for troubleshooting problems, making repairs, and installing new equipment. Learn to Draw up a wiring diagram for your boat Locate and identify wiring and circuit components Select and use a multimeter Choose and maintain battery and marine ignition systems Troubleshoot starting, charging, and instrument problems Install DC and AC marine accessories, equipment, and electronics “Ed Sherman's nationally recognized expertise in electrical systems in boats makes him a natural choice to train and certify marine electricians. . . . He believes, as I do, that doing it right the first time will surely enhance your boating experience.”--C. T. “Skip” Moyer III, Past President, American Boat & Yacht Council

Scientific American

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.

The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

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Author: Brian Gilbert

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071593608

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.

The Voyager's Handbook

The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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Author: Beth Leonard

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784489

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 640

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“Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.”—Blue Water Sailing “If you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook.”—Sailing “Every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook.”—Blue Water Sailing This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles—Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife—Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Starting with the things you can’t do without—an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, money—Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the ship’s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

Canoecraft

An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction

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Author: Ted Moores

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552093429

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 207

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Back in print: A revised second edition of a classic how-to book on canoe building. The new edition is updated to include advances in glues and techniques since the original was published, as well as five new canoe plans, builder tips and paddle carving.

The Performance Economy

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Author: W. Stahel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230274900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

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This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.

The Anarchist Cookbook

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Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.