The Boat Improvement Manual: After 10 printings and 70,000 hardback copies sold, this nautical classic is finally available in trade paperback.Ferenc Máté, author of such nautical bestsellers as From a Bare Hull, Shipshape and The World's Best Sailboats, shows how you can turn almost any sailboat into a safe, practical and beautiful yacht. The over 200 small, do-it-yourself projects, all charmingly illustrated by Candace Máté, range from cockpit-grates and miniature fireplaces to sun-awnings and skylights. The combined volumes cover both the interior and exterior with chapters dedicated to the galley, chart table, stowage, engine room, cockpit, safety gear, ground tackle, sails and canvas. Mate's writing, always authoritative, unfailingly humorous, is engaging and a joy to read. This is a major work that should be in every ship's library. 426 photos and illustrations
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Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.comReview:
Brimming with clever ideas. Every boat owner should read The Finely Fitted Yacht. -- Canadian Yachting Magazine
Completely useful and entertaining. Don't leave port without it! -- Motorboating and Sailing Magazine
Masterful, straightforward, breezy and readable...Buy it. -- Sail Magazine
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Book Description Albatross, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Candace Máté (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0920256287
Book Description Albatross, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110920256287