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Building A Fiberglass Boat

Author : Arthur Edmunds
ISBN : 1892216167
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Arthur Edmunds is one of the country's top naval architects and his knowledge of the boat building industry has never been more apparent than in this book. Art has written this book so the reader, unfamiliar with the construction process, will understand every aspect of the process. But this is not a beginner's-only boat building book. Advanced craftsmen and top professionals have equally as much to learn from Art's years of experience. Art takes the reader from the first step of Building a Fiberglass Boat to the last step, in a manner that will certainly inspire all who ever pondered the notion. He expertly explains why a competent craftsman would want to undertake the seemingly overwhelming task of building his own boat. Art has described the two most popular sizes and styles of boats as examples for the project; a twenty-five-foot open boat and a thirty-three-foot cruising boat. Sail is also explained. By referring to these example boats, the reader can envision a boat of any size, limited only by the imagination. Everyone can learn from this book. If you have a boat just waiting to be built, you will now have the knowledge. If you never plan to build a boat, you will understand the entire process, making the Buying Experience far less confusing. There are no Trade Secrets, only knowledge not yet learned. Illustrated.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fiberglass Boat Design And Construction

Author : Robert J. Scott
ISBN : 0939773198
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents the small boat designer & builder with a basic insight into the nature of fiberglass as a boat-building material, as well as a sound, yet simple, approach to analyzing fiberglass boat hull structures. The basic principles of fiberglass, including its advantages & disadvantages are outlined & thorough review is given to the characteristics of fiberglass materials & laminate design properties. In addition, valuable data is presented on basic design principles such as selection of structural loads, safety factors, deflection & vibration limitation. The level of detail presented in this book is tuned to the boat designer who recognizes the need for a sound engineering analysis of the fiberglass structures he designs, tempered with a practical, uncomplicated approach. The book is well illustrated & includes numerous step-by-step design examples to demonstrate the principles presented. List $25; Members $20. The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, 601 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306. phone: 201-798-4800 FAX: 201-798-4975. website:
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fishing Boat Construction

Author : Ned Coackley
ISBN : 9251031169
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 22.42 MB
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The contents are intended to give the reader a sound basic knowledge of FRP and it's possibilities and limitations in boatbuilding. Any person using the document is likely to have some technical or management capacity upon which to base the information. It is not intended to describe all aspects of FRP, but attempts to cover most subjects applicable to small vessel construction and setting up a new boatyard. The publication leads up to and deals mainly with the single skin manual layup technique, however, other FRP technologies are also presented. Sections such as Design and Construction Considerations, Planning for Construction and the Production Flow Chart are intended to stimulate appraisal of the requirements of FRP boatbuilding while others such as Workshop, Equipment and Tools and Basic Vessel Construction offer practical guidelines.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fibreglass Boats

Author : Hugo du Plessis
ISBN : 9781408156179
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and obtain practical advice on working with GRP. In a deliberately non-technical manner, he explains the peculiar nature of fibreglass, its durability, its weaknesses, where its likely to fail, the effects of use and the weather, plus the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. 'One of the most respected works on the subject... thorough and its scope is vast' Yachting Monthly 'A long-established classic' Kelvin Hughes
Category: Sports & Recreation

Canoe And Kayak Building The Light And Easy Way

Author : Sam Rizzetta
ISBN : 9780071597364
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Fiberglass Boats

Author : Boughton Cobb
ISBN : UCSD:31822005662192
Genre : Fiberglass boats
File Size : 51.70 MB
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Category: Fiberglass boats

Boatbuilding With Plywood

Author : Glen L. Witt
ISBN : 0939070073
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 51.4 MB
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BOATBUILDING WITH PLYWOOD. This is the third edition of the most complete text on plywood boatbuilding, especially written with the amateur builder in mind. This book has become the recognized standard on a subject usually covered in other books by a chapter at best. It has been widely used as a reference text in college level boatbuilding classes. The latest edition expands into stitch-&-glue plywood construction. Numerous drawings & photos help put this building method in perspective & illustrate how almost anyone can build a plywood boat, simply & quickly. The revised text also covers the use of epoxies as adhesives, for encapsulating, & fiberglassing over plywood. A simplified scarfing method is illustrated for joining plywood. GLEN-L specializes in books for the home boatbuilder. All are written by boat designers in down to earth language specifically for the amateur. Three of these books are used as text books in college classes around the country. See the following other boatbuilder titles for the do-it-yourselfer: HOW TO FIBERGLASS BOATS, Illustrates fiberglassing methods using polyester & epoxy resins. HOW TO BUILD BOAT TRAILERS, RIGGING SMALL SAILBOATS, INBOARD MOTOR INSTALLATIONS (Converting auto engines for marine use), and FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING FOR AMATEURS (Using one-off methods). Order from: GLEN-L Marine, 9152-RR Rosecrans, Bellflower, CA 90706.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual

Author : Allan H. Vaitses
ISBN : 0071569146
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 27.93 MB
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Tells how to work with fiberglass, and demonstrates repair techniques for leaks, fractures, holes, delaminations, core problems, large holes, and keels
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fiberglass Boats

Author : Hugo Du Plessis
ISBN : UOM:39015040986021
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Since its first edition in 1964, owners and professionals have relied upon this classic reference to understand the many facets of fiberglass boat construction. Now completely updated, it is an invaluable, nontechnical resource for expert information on the principles of fiberglass construction, as well as sound practice. Author Hugo du Plessis focuses on the kind of boats that dominate the used market, examining fiberglass's durability, weaknesses, effects of use, and the latest research into causes of blistering--or osmosis. His advice will help owners extend the life of their fiberglass boats and prevent would-be owners from purchasing craft that are soon to fail.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Buehler S Backyard Boatbuilding

Author : George Buehler
ISBN : 9780071817035
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot." Ferrocement, once all the rage, has pretty much sunk from favor, if you catch the drift. But there's still wood, right? Ah, wood. Nature's perfect material. You can build in the time-honored traditions of the Golden Age of Yachting, loving crafting intricate joints in rare tropical hardwoods, steaming swamp oak butts to sinuous shapes, holding the whole thing together with nonferrous fastenings that cost a buck or better each. Does that sound like boatbuilding for everyperson? What about the currently fashionable wood/epoxy boatbuilding? You butter regular old wood with Miracle Whip, stick it together in the shape of a boat, and off you go, right? Epoxy works, but They don't exactly give it away; nor is it exactly a benign substance. Suiting up like Homer Simpson heading for a fun-filled day at the nuclear power plant isn't exactly the aesthetic boatbuilding experience many of us are looking for. Where does that leave us? In the capable hands of George Buehler, who honors the timeless traditions of the sea all right, but those from the other side of the boatyard tracks. Buehler draws his inspiration from centuries of workboat construction, where semiskilled fishermen built rugged, economical boats from everyday materials in their own backyards, and went to sea in them in all kinds of weather, not just when it was pleasant. Buehler's boats sail on every ocean and perform every task, from long-term liveaboards in Norwegian fjords to a traveling doctor's office in Alaska. This book contains complete plans for seven cruising boats--from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. All the information you need is here, including step-by-step instructions honed by nearly 20 years of supplying boat plans to backyard builders--and helping them out when they get into trouble. Buehler is anarchic, heretical, and occasionally profane; his book is West Coast counterculture meets traditional hardchine workboat construction, leavened with hardnosed common sense and penny-pinching economy. This book is for those who look around them and see that much of what is done in the world today--whether in yachting or politics or economics or interpersonal relationships--is based not on logic but on conforming and meeting other people's expectations. This book is most definitely NOT about either. It is about the realization of dreams. If you believe that everyone who wants a cruising boat can have one . . . If you see beauty beneath the fish scales and work scars of a commercial fishing boat . . . If you want to build a simple, rugged, economical, good-looking cruising boat--power or sail--using everyday lumberyard materials and few skills other than perseverance, this is the book for you. Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding tells you how to build extraordinary boats using the most ordinary skills and materials, with complete plans, instructions, and specifications for seven real cruising boats ranging from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. "Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse."--WoodenBoat Richly flavored with personal advice and anecdotes as well as a wealth of valuable information."--American Sailing Association "Everyone will revere this book."--The Ensign
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Elements Of Boat Strength For Builders Designers And Owners

Author : Dave Gerr
ISBN : 9780071703215
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction. Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel. What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: Propeller Handbook "By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing "The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical Sailor Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat "Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal The Nature of Boats "If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--Sailing Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fiberglass Boat Restoration

Author : Captain Wayne Canning
ISBN : 9781944824273
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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How to select a boat, plan your project, finish the job, and actually head for the water. Over the past thirty to forty years boat builders, large and small, have produced tens of thousands of fiberglass boats. Many now sit abandoned, waiting for some tender care to get back on the water where they belong. Fiberglass unlike many other types of boatbuilding materials does not rot, rust, or break down over the years. Many people have realized this, of course, and have started what they think will be an easy project. They were wrong, and many well-intentioned renovations sit abandoned. Whatever the reason for wanting to take on the restoration of a project boat, proper planning and organization can make the difference between success and failure. Fiberglass Boat Restoration is about how to plan, organize and successfully complete a project boat restoration. It will explain why it is important to put your efforts and resources into some areas and not others. It contains valuable information about what to look for when considering the purchase of a project boat. Although the focus of the book is fiberglass, the information will be useful to anyone undertaking the building or restoration of any boat.
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Boatbuilding Manual

Author : Robert M. Steward
ISBN : UOM:39015032834023
Genre : Boatbuilding
File Size : 38.28 MB
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Category: Boatbuilding

Making Waves

Author : Scott M Peters
ISBN : 9780472052578
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.35 MB
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An entertaining study of how Michigan put American boat building on the map
Category: Business & Economics

Boatbuilding From Fiberglass Hulls And Kits

Author : Jack Wiley
ISBN : 1508704287
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 34.98 MB
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This book covers every aspect of boatbuilding from fiberglass hulls and kits, from selecting the right boat and kit through all the important construction steps to launching and champagne. Subjects covered include: Building It Yourself; How to Choose Your Boat; Planning and Getting Ready; Tools, Materials and Techniques; First Construction Steps; Intermediate Construction Steps; Final Construction Steps; and Launching.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Boatbuilder S Manual

Author : Charles C. Walbridge
ISBN : PSU:000007488900
Genre : Boatbuilding
File Size : 70.81 MB
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Category: Boatbuilding

Boatbuilding Manual Fifth Edition

Author : Robert Steward
ISBN : 0071744630
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 51.86 MB
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Get the latest boatbuilding tips from this updated classic Since its first publication in 1970, Boatbuilding Manual has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of professional builders, and in the basement workshops of home builders. No other boatbuilding text has simultaneously served the disparate needs of professional and amateur audiences so successfully. Carl Cramer, the publisher of WoodenBoat and Professional Boatbuilder magazines, has fully updated this fifth edition with the latest in boatbuilding techniques and developments. Includes: The latest wood-epoxy construction methods that make amateur building more successful than ever before Recommendations on products and materials, saving you time and money substantial time and expense Topics include: Plans, Tools, Woods, Fiberglass and Other Hull Materials, Fastenings, Lines and Laying Down, Molds, Templates, and the Backbone, Setting Up, Framing, Planking, Deck Framing, Decking, Deck Joinerwork, Interior Joinerwork, Finishing, Sailboat Miscellany, Steering, Tanks, Plumbing, etc, Mechanical and Electrical, Potpourri, Safety
Category: Sports & Recreation