The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care: How to Keep Your Boat the Hinckley Way (International Marine)

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9780071400121: The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care: How to Keep Your Boat the Hinckley Way (International Marine)

The Hinckley Company's craftsmanship is famous in boating circles worldwide. This Maine builder of high-quality sail and power boats is so fussy that they cast their own hardware rather than buy the lesser-quality commercial brands. Here is a thorough-going guide for any boatowner who would have his boat - no matter now modest - maintained and finished to Hinckley standards. Written by Hinckley scion Henry R. Hinckley III, this book is printed in full color with handsome professional photography. It covers paint and varnish; hull and deck maintenance; mechanical and electrical systems; masts, sails, and rigging; and boat improvements and upgrades. Like a Hinckley yacht, it is both beautiful and useful. We are pleased to offer The Hinckley Guide to Yacht Care in paperback for the first time.

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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:

Hank Hinckley, son of the founder of Henry R. Hinckley & Company, is the third generation of Hinckley boatbuilders. Growing up in Mt. Desert, Maine, he apprenticed at the yard where he learned the arts of rigging, carpentry, mechanics, fiberglassing, drafting/designing, and service management. After school and service as a Navy Seabee, Hank managed sailboat development for the Glastron Boat Company in Texas, was general manager of the Oxford Boat Yard in Maryland, then returned to Maine as president and co-founder of Ocean Cruising Yachts and later Great Harbor Yachts, a custom boatbuilder.

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