The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care : How to Keep Your Boat the Hinckley Way

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9780071400121: The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care : How to Keep Your Boat the Hinckley Way

Hank Hinckley's beautiful book covers day-to-day care, varnishing and painting, fiberglassing, mechanical and electrical systems, rigging, interior design, upgrades and improvements, the shipboard tool kit, and hull and deck maintenance. Readers will d

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This unique full-color guide will enable discerning boatowners of modest means to maintain, finish, or upgrade their sail- and powerboats to Hinckley standards."--Maine Boats & Harbors

The craftsmanship of Maine's Hinckley Company is famous in boating circles worldwide. Hinckley yachts are durably constructed, beautifully finished, and distinctively detailed. In , Hank Hinckley, son of the company founder, reveals the Hinckley methods of yacht upkeep.

With the help of over a hundred photographs, Hank shares tips on day-to-day care, varnish and paint work, fiberglass techniques, the basics of mechanical and electrical systems, and rigging. He provides insights into interior design and decoration. And for do-it-yourself boatowners, he includes upgrade and improvement projects.

Not every boat can be a Hinckley, but with this book any boat can be treated like one.

About the Author:

Henry R. Hinckley III, a third-generation boatbuilder, apprenticed at Henry R. Hinckley & Company, founded by his father. He managed several boatbuilding companies around the country before returning to Maine and cofounding Ocean Cruising Yachts. He is currently owner and president of Great Harbor Yachts.

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