Sailboat Refinishing (International Marine Sailboat Library)

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Of all the improvements to a tired-looking boat, none will have a more dramatic impact than refinishing. And few boat tasks are easier. This is a combination forged in Valhalla, which makes it surprising that Sailboat Refinishing is the first basic book on the subject. Author Don Casey focuses on the hulls, decks, cabins, spars, and wood trim of fiberglass boats. Painting, varnishing, repairing gelcoat, and applying hull graphics are all covered with step-by-step illustrated instructions.

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About the Author:

Don Casey credits the around-the-world voyage of Robin Lee Graham, featured in National Geographic in the late 1960s, with opening his eyes to the world beyond the shoreline. After graduation from the University of Texas he moved to south Florida, where he began to spend virtually all his leisure time messing about in boats.

In 1983 he abandoned a career in banking to devote more time to cruising and writing. His work combining these two passions soon began to appear in many popular sailing and boating magazines. In 1986 he co-authored Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach, an immediate best-seller and the book responsible for pushing many would-be cruisers over the horizon. He is also author of This Old Boat, a universally praised guide that has led thousands of boatowners through the process of turning a rundown production boat into a first-class yacht, and of Sailboat Refinishing, Sailboat Hull & Deck Repair, Canvaswork & Sail Repair, and Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, all part of the International Marine Sailboat Library. He continues to evaluate old and new products and methods, often trying them on his own 30-year-old, much-modified, Allied Seawind.

When not writing or off cruising, he can be found sailing on Florida's Biscayne Bay.

From the Back Cover:

Make your boat shine again

No improvement to a tired-looking boat will have a more dramatic impact than refinishing, and few tasks are easier. Here is everything you need to achieve a fabulous finish on your fiberglass boat’s bottom, topsides, deck, spars, wood trim, and belowdeck surfaces while saving time, money, and grief.

What reviewers have said about Don Casey's boat maintenance books:

“Astonishingly clear text and illustrations. The reader can almost feel the hand-holding this book provides through each step.”--Dockside

“I own many books filled with advice, but I strongly suspect that this is the one I will consult most.”--Sailing

“Casey makes tricky points clear in hundreds of illustrations and lively prose.”--SailNet

“If you have an older sailboat, you need this book.”--The Ensign

Don Casey is the author of the universally praised This Old Boat, which has led tens of thousands of boatowners through the process of turning a run-down production boat into a first-class yacht, and of Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual, which includes Sailboat Refinishing along with five other boat maintenance classics.

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