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Description - Boat Works by Sail Magazine

Expert guidance for the hands-on sailor--whether you're varnishing a handrail or replacing bulkheads With contributions from leading how-to experts, this wide-ranging collection of projects from BoatWorks magazine ranges from structural, mechanical, and electrical projects to plumbing and cosmetic repairs and improvements. Much of this full-color guide's information cannot be found in any other book. Nigel Calder, Don Casey, Mark Corke, Peter Nielsen, Charles Doane, Paul Esterle, Charles Mason, Aussie Bray, and other sailboat experts show you with step-by-step photography how to: Buy and survey an older sailboat Replace bulkheads Fix below-the-waterline holes Repair gelcoat, portlights, or rotten cores Paint, varnish, spray polyurethane, mark a waterline, or rebed deck hardware Choose a mainsail system, install a headsail furler or an inner forestay, assemble rigging terminals, or build a spinnaker or even a new aluminum mast Pamper an Atomic 4 gas engine, replace a Cutless bearing, maintain your diesel, and know when it's time to repower Install a new fuel or water tank, upgrade to wheel steering, replace a propeller or deck hardware, or install seacocks Troubleshoot electrical problems, install cockpit speakers, or rewire your boat Replace lifelines, install a forehatch, secure your cabin sole, and much, much more

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071497077
ISBN-10: 0071497072
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 223mm x 22mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: International Marine Publishing Co
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sail Magazine

SAIL magazine is America's largest sail-only magazine, with a subscription base of 170,000 and a staff that includes top writers in sailing how-to.