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BOOKS by R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson

NEW REVISED, EXPANDED,
HARD COVER
edition of this popular book A MUST have for all metal Boatbuilders and owners.

The Complete Guide to METAL BOATS

by Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Bruce's latest book.
Written for those who are interested in building in Steel, Aluminum 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.
NEW chapters on building from a KIT ... many kit assembly photos etc etc.  Special offer available for those that already have purchased the previous Metal Boats book ... contact Bruce for details.
Price :
Australia: A$65.00 plus A$7.00 postage  (Up to 3 books)
USA and Canada: US$35 plus postage (about $5)
Overseas: US$35 plus postage (about $15) 
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REVIEWS

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Comments from Brian Fox who is building a Centennial Spray 38.

You are to be congratulated for the content of your book Metal Boats, it provides an excellent reference book which covers many areas of interest to the amateur builder which other marine writers with their "how and what to do books" have neglected, I am very satisfied with my purchase of it. I have also enjoyed tremendously your book about Joshua Slocum’s "Spray"; again, there is plenty of useful information for "Spray" owners and builders to think about....BRIAN FOX

CONTENTS:

NOW FULLY REVISED ... DOZENS of new photos and illustrations.

. Why Metal
.  Getting Started
.  The materials
. Hull shapes and Choosing design
.  Tools and Safety Equipment
. Welding Equipment and welding
. Starting Construction -all materials
. Plating the hull
. Decks and superstructure
. Painting a metal boat
. Engineering for metal boats
. Corrosion prevention
. Metal boat interiors
. Electrical systems for metal boats
. Appendages, fittings and alterations
. Copper-Nickel
. Sail designs for metal
. Powerboat designs for metal
. BIG chapter on building from a KIT

 

Appendices: 1, 2, 3,

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