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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 boatbuilder'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 boatbuilder that desires to build in this material.

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REVIEWS

'...Treats with extreme thoroughness nearly every aspect of completing a bare hull, including decking, cockpit,hatches, spars, ballast, centerboard, tanks, engine, plumbing and wiring.'    Yachting Monthly

BRUCE'S COMMENTS: This book is recommended reading if you are planning to build a fiberglass boat ... a good read and an a very autorative book ... Bruce

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If you have read this book and wish to review it please feel free to email your review to us at EMAIL BRUCE so we can share your thoughts with others.28. Conditions for Low Maintenance

CONTENTS (cont.):

32. Thickness
33. Mechanization
34. Inspection and Quality
35. Design for Low Maintenance
36. Maintenance and Cleaning
37. Overloading
38. Painting
39. Temporary Repair
40. Minor Repair
41. Major Repair
42. Every Crack tells a Story
43. Testing

Appendix
1.
Technical Terms and Equivalents
2. Index

 

CONTENTS

1. Principles of fiberglass boatbuilding
2. Materials
3. Tools and Working Conditions
4. Health and Safety
5. Physical Failure
6. Destructive Influences
7. Fatigue
8. Factors of Safety
9. Effects of Heat
10. Fire
11. Glassing-in
12. Joins
13. Stiffening
14. Bulkheads
15. Attaching Fittings
16. Sealant
17. Hard spots and Stress Concentrations
18. Double Shell Mouldings
19. Sandwich Mouldings
20. Wood and Fiberglass
21. Fiberglass and other Materials
22. Sheathing
23. Access
24. Gel Coat
25. Weathering
26. Nasty Little Lumps
27. Replacing a Gel Coat
29. Moulding
30. Moulding Faults
31. Moulding Construction

 

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