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Upgrading Your Small Sailboat for Cruising

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ISBN-10: 0071567496

ISBN-13: 9780071567497

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marya Butler, Paul Butler

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List price: $21.95
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 211
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Working with the Materials
Getting Started
Basic Tools and Techniques
Cutting and Drilling Fiberglass
Fastening
Patterning
Working with Fiberglass and Epoxy
Components of Fiberglass Hulls
Tools for Glassing
The Glassing Operation
Fillets
Structural Reinforcements for Fiberglass Sailboats
Safety First
Chainplate and Hardware Problems
Stress Fractures
Bedding and Fastening Problems
Hull Reinforcements
Hull-to-Deck Connections
Oil Canning
Floor Timber and Bilge Area
Transom Reinforcements
Deck Reinforcements
Exterior Deck and Cabin Beams
Wood Deck Overlays
Deck-Stepped Mast Support
Bulkheads
Samson Post
Repairing and Reinforcing Rudders and Centerboards
Flotation
How Much Flotation Do You Need?
Flotation Strategies
Foam
Compartments
Sealed Tanks
Movable Ballast
Airbags
Portable Pump Boards
Portlights, Hatches, and Lockers
Portlights
Positioning the Ports
Installing Ports
Making Your Own Ports
Sliding and Hinged Ports
Hatches
Complete Hatch Units
Companionway Hatches
Self-draining Lockers and Compartments
Interior Stowage and Creature Comforts
Ceilings, Hull Liners, and Insulation
Traditional Ceilings
Beam and Panel Ceilings
Veneer Hull Liners
Plywood Grates
Interior Lockers, Bins, and Compartments
Design Considerations
Flush Fitting Hatchcovers
Bins
Plywood/Epoxy Water and Storage Tanks
Construction Techniques
Plywood/Epoxy Sinks
Modular Cabinetry
Patterning and Framing
Drawers and Doors
Countertops
Small Boat Tables
Netting
Canvaswork
The Case for Canvas
Insulated Covers
Pipe Berths
Futons
Tents, Decking, and Spray Shields
Support Systems
Attachment Methods
Canvas Swing Seats
Cockpit Weather Cloths
Canvas Stowage Systems
Mast Boots
Off-Season
Cradles
Design
Materials
Moving and Blocking
Covers
Frames
Covers
Directory of Suppliers
Index