New Fiberglass Boat Repair Book ReleasedNew Fiberglass Boat Repair Book Released Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated, available at chandleries, bookstores and online this month, is a comprehensive guide to making repairs to a fiberglass boat
JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND (USA) - Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated, available at chandleries, bookstores and online this month, is a comprehensive guide to making repairs to a fiberglass boat and how to finish and paint those repairs.
Written by Roger Marshall, winner of numerous awards for marine technical and magazine writing and author of 14 nautical books, the nine chapters of Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated cover: how a fiberglass boat is built, identifying hull damage; materials, tools and basic techniques; gelcoat restoration; making minor repairs; making major repairs; hull, keel and rudder fairing; identifying and making osmosis repairs; and finishing and painting a repair job. There is also an appendix on building a temporary Shrink Wrap shed in which to do boat repair work year-round.
With more than 200 pictures and drawings, the book shows repair projects as done by the author and other professional and amateur boat builders, from simply polishing the gelcoat or repairing a ding in the paint work, to much larger projects such as making a transom well guard to keep water from flooding over the transom. The most ambitious project is a complete hull and keel reconstruction on a boat that went aground and was seriously damaged.
Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated (ISBN 978-0-07-154992-9, MHID 0-07-154992-7, ebook ISBN 978-0-07-154993-5) is published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill. Paperback, 192 pages. US $24.95.
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