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Shipshape The Art of Sailboat Maintenance

Mate, Ferenc

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ISBN 10: 0920256120 / ISBN 13: 9780920256121
Published by Albatross / W. W. Norton, New York, 1985
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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International Marine publishers considers "Shipshape" to be the best general maintenance book they have seen. 416 pages, 280 photos and illustrations. Size: 8 x 9 1/4 ". Bookseller Inventory # 59118

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Title: Shipshape The Art of Sailboat Maintenance

Publisher: Albatross / W. W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Shipshape is the complete, step-by-step manual of sailboat maintenance.

In forty-six chapters, Ferenc Mate covers every aspect of sailboat maintenance, from launching a new boat, varnishing and oiling, and tuning the rigging, to maintaining the bilge pumps, heads and galley stoves, checking and repairing wood and fiberglass hulls. As well as drawing on his own many years of boatbuilding and sailing experience, Mate, author of From a Bare Hull, The Finely Fitted Yacht, Best Boats and The World's Best Sailboats, also consulted many manufacturers and boatyard experts. The detailed practical advice from experts like North Sails (on sail care), Edson (on steering gear), Interlux Paints (on polyurethanes), British Seagull (on outboard engines), and Concordia Yacht Yard (on wooden boat maintenance) makes Shipshape an indispensable guide to keeping your sailboat in safe and bristol condition-as well as a genuine pleasure to read. 230 b/w illustrations

About the Author:

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

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