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Metal Boats
Choosing for Cruising
Wiring Handbook
Spray
Gougeon Brothers
Aluminium Boatbuilding
Complete Sailor
Fiberglass Boats
Mechanical & Electrical
Joinery & Cabinetmaking
Boatbuilding Manual
Bruce Roberts Catalogue
Sail & Powerboat Kits
C-Flex Manual
Cruising Under Sail
Offshore Cruising
Alone Around the World

ESSENTIAL MARINE BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY

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NEW EXPANDED HARD COVER EDITION !

Complete Guide to METAL BOATS by Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Bruce's latest book. Written for those who are interested in building in Steel, Aluminium and Copper- Nickel. The benefits and disadvantages of the different metals are explained in detail.   Discusses the right tools and equipment and welding techniques and how they apply to various metals. The differences between the various hull shapes is explained in detail plus  selecting the correct engine(s) and equipment. Other subjects include electrolytic protection, building skegs. keels and pilot houses, in fact everything you need to know about metal boats is covered between the pages of this book
. Price : A$65.00  plus postage

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CHOOSING FOR CRUISING by Bruce Roberts-Goodson
This book cover all about selecting and equipping the right cruising boat to suit YOUR needs. Details include hull design, keel, rudders, rigs, marine electric's, interior design, safety, cruising with children, buying overseas, inland waterways, etc. Fuel and water consumption charts, amounts of stores and galley design. After reading this book you will be better able to choose a boat that is safe, comfortable and well equipped
Hardcover 190 pages Price : A$65.00 plus postage

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BOATOWNERS ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK OF WIRING
by Charlie Wing
A very practical manual that explains everything you will ever need to know about electric's on board boats.There are detailed easy to understand instructions on fixing loose wiring to installing cabin and navigation lights. Discusses batteries, alternators, solar, wind and water energy installations and helps demystify the whole AC and DC wiring of both power and sailing craft.  Hardcover 312 pages
Price : A$65.00 plus postage

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 SPRAY 'The Ultimate Cruising Boat' by Bruce Roberts-Goodson
This hard cover book explores the rebuilding of the original Spray, analyses and undertakes a through study of the lines, plus includes highlights of Joshua Slocom's record setting voyage and details the building of many of the over 1,000 replicas and near copies of Spray built between 1900 and the present day. The book also includes photographs of over 90 Spray replicas plus previously unpublished photos of the original Spray. Over 60 illustrations, drawings and charts explain the features or the original and the many successful copies built over the past 100 years. Hardcover 224 pages  Price: A$65.00 plus postage

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THE GOUGEON BROTHERS ON BOAT CONSTRUCTION
by The Gougeon Brothers
Written by the originators of the West Wood Epoxy System this book comes complete with latest addendum and a sheet from ATL Composites on fillers and additives that are available in Australia

Hardcover 297 pages  Price: A$76.00 plus postage

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BOATBUILDING WITH ALUMINUM by Stephen F Pollard
A very experienced custom aluminium boatbuilder puts his knowledge on paper for the small builder or amateur. A very comprehensive shop manual for all aspects of building in this material, including the techniques of metal-working, construction methods, and problems typically encountered with construction of a small power or sailboat. A top book for any body wishing to learn all about aluminium boatbuilding methods.
Hardback  279 pages  Price : A$59.95 plus postage
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THE COMPLETE SAILOR by David Seidman
This book is the best primer on all aspects of sailing around. Profusely illustrated with wonderful sketches that are a delight to look at, this is an encyclopedic work on all aspects of sailing that is presented with true feeling for the forces that drive us all to sailing. A work of art. A book that will teach the novice sailor everything that he needs to know to take that first step out onto the water plus a lot more besides.
Hardback  208 pages   Price: A$36.95 plus postage

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FIBERGLASS BOATS by Hugo Du Plessis
This book describes every stage of fitting out and finishing off of a fibreglass boat. Hugo has written this book in a deliberately non-technical manner so that it will appeal equally to owners, students, surveyors and boat builder's.. A glance at the contents list shows how much this book covers. This third edition has been completely rewritten and updated, and concentrates on explaining the principles of fibreglass construction as well as sound practice. The many photos and illustrations in this book make for an easy to understand manual which will help any intending boat builder that desires to build in this material. Hardcover 285 pages Price : A$60.00 plus postage
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BOATOWNER’S MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL MANUAL
by Michael Calder - 2nd edition  This book is the ultimate reference source for do-it-yourself maintenance people, providing the most in-depth coverage of marine installations, systems and parts, especially when it comes to their maintenance, repair and improvement. Each chapter takes a project or task and reduces it to step-by-step guidelines that any beginner or intermediate apprentice can master, illustrated throughout with very clear line drawings and photographs. If you buy only one book on engine and electrical maintenance, make it this one. Hardback  592 pages Price : A$79.95 plus postage
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BOAT JOINERY AND CABINETMAKING SIMPLIFIED by Fred Bingham Once your hull is built then you will find this book invaluable during the next stage of your project. Fred Bingham has poured 60 years of boatbuilding experience into these pages. On nearly every page there are tips and techniques that even the experienced boatbuilder will find handy. Starting with simple tasks, by the end of the book you will find even the seemingly complex tasks have become simple. 289 pages  Price : A$55.00 plus postage...Highly recommended by Bruce.

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BOATBUILDING MANUAL by Robert M Steward
There has been more than 60,000 copies of this book sold. It is one of the most widely read texts on the subject and has been used for years as the standard reference book at boatbuilding and design schools as well as with the home builder. Robert writes clearly and easily, stating everything simply and precisely. Likewise the drawings are simple to follow and understand. While this book emphasises traditional wooden boatbuilding it also has a chapter that covers other materials and boatbuilding methods. For the intending wooden boat builder, it's the book that covers it all.
Hardback 372 pages Price : A$79.00 plus postage

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BOATBUILDING   by Bruce Roberts-Goodson

This book covers the building of all types of boats in great detail - if you are deciding which material to use for your next boatbuilding project, then this book is for you. If you are building a boat in either steel, aluminium, fibreglass or wood then you will find this book is invaluable. Over 250 photos and illustrations plus easy to read text will answer all your boatbuilding questions. 215 Pages Price A$560 plus postage.  

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Bruce Roberts Design Catalogues

 

PLAN & KIT CATALOG - ALL COLOR

There are over 100 designs. Power, sail and the full range of Spray designs which come from 22' trailable design to a 75' charter model. There are a full range of modern style cruising sailboats from 19' to the latest design, a New York 75'.This range includes the proven favourites such as the R370, the Off-Shore 44 and the yacht that Bruce describes as the boat that won't go away, the Roberts 53. Power boats aren't left out with a complete range of workboats and pleasure cruisers from the Longboat 21 to the latest design, a 106' Waverunner.Also inside are articles on different methods of building and an explanation of the differences between displacement and planning hulls.
Softcover 120 pages
Price : A$15.00 
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"C-FLEX MANUAL" - Barry Kennedy - published by Seemann Fiberglass who manufacture C-Flex. It explains how the technique is used and has helpful hints for anyone planning to build in fibreglass. A$19.75
"CRUISING UNDER SAIL" - Eric Hiscock's classic work based on his years of long distance cruising A$54.95
"HANDBOOK OF OFFSHORE CRUISING"- Jim Howard - from building or buying the boat to anchoring, this experienced cruiser tells it all. Hardcover A$72.95
"SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD" - Capt. Joshua Slocum -with rare original illustrations by T. Fogarty & G. Varian. This account of his solo voyage around the world is one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. Hard-cover. A$23.50

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