Marine Ferenc Mate From a Bare Hull

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From a Bare Hull

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9780920256077: From a Bare Hull

Advises on buying, building or refinishing a sailboat, describing the design and construction of thirty production boats and twenty-four marine diesel engines with a list of tools, materials and supplies

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How to select and finish out a fiberglass hull and deck: A complete step-by-step guide covering every aspect of fiberglass boatbuilding--woodworking, electrical, plumbing and hardware installation--with hundreds of tips on how to save time and money during construction as well as purchase. With over 100,000 copies in print, From a Bare Hull has become the reference book for homebuilders as well as many professionals. The Revised Edition contains all new photos and illustrations, much new text, new specs of the best sailboats available for home completion, the newest marine diesels, and the latest list of marine gear suppliers. It also has completely updated: design theories, engineering concepts, descriptions of necessary tools and their uses, and full lists of materials.

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After 13 printings and over 100,000 copies sold, From a Bare Hull has become the ultimate nautical classic and the reference book for both home builders and professionals. Ferenc Mate, author of such nautical best-sellers as Shipshape and The World's Best Sailboats, has written the most lucid, comprehensive-and rarest of all completely entertaining-manual on boat building and finishing

Though every page will be useful to anyone finishing off or modifying a sailboat, everyone who owns or is in the market for an already completed stock fiberglass boat will receive a thorough education here. The first three chapters alone--124 pages on how to spot a good, and bad, fiberglass boat--are worth the price of the book. The scope and detail of From a Bare Hull are enormous. For example, the 31 chapters include whole sections on hull insulation, rudder installations and cabin sole overlays, plus twelve page chapters just on hatches and teak decks and a 34 pager on tools. Though the subject matter is technical, with plenty of hands-on, how-to-do-it instructions, Mate presents it all with an engaging informality, as though he were working right at your elbow. With a near obsessive penchant for quality, he provides examples of optimum design and work, made visual through hundreds of excellent photographs and illustrations.

If you have ever thought of finishing off a hull or even making a slight change in stock boat, From a Bare Hull is the book to have. 460 drawings and illustrations.

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