The Complete Guide to Metal Boats

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Metal boats have the advantage of combining strength with lightness of weight, and the advent of affordable pre-cut steel and aluminium kits has now brought the building of these boats into the domain of the amateur. This book covers all the information you will need to successfully build, renovate, repair or maintain a steel or aluminium boat - whether sail or power. Bruce Roberts-Goodson, one of the most experienced designers of small craft explains: why choose a metal boat, what tools and equipment you will need, different welding techniques for different metals, building from a pre-cut kit, building skegs, keels and pilot houses, how to select and install the correct engine for sail or power, and electrical systems, interiors and corrosion prevention. Packed with explanatory photographs and diagrams, the book also comes complete with a CD of over 1000 construction photos to inspire the reader.

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Bruce Roberts-Goodson is one of the world's foremost small-craft designers. He has run his own yacht design firm for more than 30 years, and has sold more than 50,000 sets of boat plans. He is the author of several books on boatbuilding.

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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface to the Third Edition Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Why Metal? Chapter 2. Boat and Building Choices Chapter 3. The Materials Chapter 4. Tools and Safety Equipment Chapter 5. Welding Chapter 6. Building from a Precut Kit Chapter 7. Building from ScratchGetting Started Chapter 8. Building from ScratchPlating the Hull Chapter 9. Building from ScratchDecks and Superstructure Chapter 10. Painting a Metal Boat Chapter 11. Engines and Accessories Chapter 12. Preventing Corrosion Chapter 13. Metal Boat Interiors Chapter 14. Electrical Systems for Metal Boats Chapter 15. Appendages, Fittings, and Alterations Chapter 16. Choosing the DesignSailboats Chapter 17. Choosing the DesignPowerboats Chapter 18. Passagemaking Powerboats Chapter 19. Safety Afloat Appendix 1. Recommended Reading Appendix 2. Glossary Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0071461302

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