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  • Wooden Boat Renovation
  • RYA Boat Maintenance Handbook
  • Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated
  • Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats
  • Be Your own Boat Surveyor
  • Fitting Out Your Boat
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Gelcoat Blisters Diagnosis, Repair & Prevention
  • Fiberglass Boat Repair & Maintenance
  • Wooden Boat Restoration & Repair
  • Vacuum Bagging Techniques
  • Final Fairing & Finishing
  • West System User Manual
  • Reeds Marine Surveying

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    WOODEN BOAT RENOVATION
    By Jim Trefethen. Hardback, 0.73kg, 200mm x 245mm, 270 pages, Black & White photos and line drawings. Published in 1993.
    Jim Trefethen has renovated dozens of good old wooden boats, and in this book he's sharing his collected wisdom, craftsmanship, and penury with you. It will supply you with the basic skills you'll need to successfully renovate an old wooden boat--any old wooden boat, from a 16-foot canoe to a 50-foot cruiser, and everything in between--provided the boat actually is repairable. You are expected to know a bit about boats and how to work with tools, but you needn't be a master craftsman and after you've read Wooden Boat Renovation, you might come away knowing what is possible and how to accomplish it.

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    RYA BOAT MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK.
    By Andrew Simpson. Paperback, 0.5kg, 170mm x 245mm, 155 pages, full colour photos. Published in 2013.
    Any boat owner wants to look after their craft as best they can but how should this be tackled? How much maintenance is too much, and conversely too little? How can I prevent a problem rather than cure it? How do I know whether what I’m doing is correct?
    Help is at hand. RYA Boat Maintenance Handbook is the ideal maintenance and repair guide that boaters will find indispensable for all routine maintenance jobs on and off the water, both above and below decks, inside and outside the hull.
    This essential new book from boat maintenance guru Andrew Simpson provides the answers that you are looking for. The comprehensive scope is accompanied by colour illustrations, photographs and unrivalled expert advice on how to care for all of your boat’s fixtures and fittings, helping you tackle any task with complete confidence.
    It identifies the areas that you need to maintain and explains how to do it in a very logical way, creating a surprisingly accessible and readable boat maintenance handbook. While the focus is on moulded reinforced plastic boats, many of the topics are common to all modern leisure craft.
    Top tips and advice along with extensive appendices expand on the depth of valuable knowledge for some key areas throughout the book.

    NZ$56.50 + Delivery

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    FIBERGLASS BOAT REPAIRS ILLUSTRATED.
    By Roger Marshall. Paperback, 215mm x 274mm, 184 pages, full colour photos.
    One of the many advantages of fiberglass construction is its accessibility for do-it-yourself work. Whether the boat you own or the boat you'd like to buy cheap needs a cosmetic touch-up or major structural repairs, this book will walk you through the job with its many full-colour photo sequences and step-by-step instructions. This book shows you how to:
  • Work with polyester and epoxy resins and fiberglass fabrics
  • Fix annoying leaks, unsightly cracks, and minor dings
  • Rebed and refasten deck hardware the right way
  • Complete a full refinishing of your boats hull or deck
  • Restore chalked, faded, crazed, or blistered gelcoat
  • Repair major hull damage - including holes through the laminate - and fair the patches into the surrounding surface
  • Add or repair bulkheads, floors and stringers
  • Replace waterlogged balsa core in a transom, hull or deck laminate
  • Replace a hatch - even if it means changing the size of the deck opening
  • And much more!

    NZ$42.00 + Delivery

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    SURVEYING FIBERGLASS SAILBOATS.
    By Henry C. Mustin. Pbk, 187mm x 234, 139 pages, monochrome photos and drawings.
    Since the late 1950's, when the first "plastic' sailboat shocked the New York Boat Show, fiberglass boatbuilding has gone through classic growing pains. Longtime yacht broker and marine surveyer Henry Mustin has seen it all: the slow acceptance of those early, heavy boats; the market boom of the lighter boats of the 1970's; the "boat pox" scare of the 1980's; and the continued lack of industry standards that makes buying and owning a fibreglass boat an adventure. In Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats Mustin explains what to watch for in an used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. He shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. And he addresses the question: When is a fiberglass boat too used up to save?
    Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices.
    Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive - several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat.

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    BE YOUR OWN BOAT SURVEYOR.
    By Dag Pike. Pbk, 172mm x 244, 0.48 kg. 190 pages, Colour photos.
    Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:- quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports- carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season- identify problems and get them dealt with before they get serious- get to know your boat in a lot more detail, so if a problem develops at sea you will be more able to copeOrganised into chapters covering: Tools of the trade (basic tools, moisture meters, fingers and feel, smell, mirrors, sources of information); Checking the hull (including wood construction and rot, GRP laminates, osmosis, metal construction, keels, anodes); RIBs and inflatables; Engine and systems; Stern gear; Plumbing; Mast and rigging; Electrical systems; Interiors; Safety equipment. At the end of the book there's a handy guide to carrying out a five minute survey - invaluable when making a quick assessment of a potential purchase.

    Highly illustrated, with anecdotes and hands-on advice throughout, this practical book gives readers the tools to do much of the work on their own, and know when to call in the experts!

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    FITTING OUT YOUR BOAT, In Fibreglass or Wood.
    By Michael Naujok. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, 160 pages, full colour photographs.
    The author has also written Boat Interior Construction, which is a favourite with builders and renovators. This new book will help those who are either fitting out a wooden or fibreglass hull from scratch, or renovating an old yacht.
    It covers:

  • repairing or laying teak decks,
  • refurbishing an old keel or rudder,
  • fitting headlining,
  • replacing deck fittings,
  • stripping down winches or modernising the galley and more…

    The author takes the do-it-yourself boat owner through all the stages of refitting a boat, with the help of detailed photo sequences and step-by-step instructions.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    BOAT MAINTENANCE, The Essential Guide to Cleaning, Painting and Cosmetics.
    By William M. Burr Jr. Hbk, 190mm x 245mm, 170 pages, monochrome photographs and tables.
    The purpose of this book is to provide up-to-date information on techniques and products for the preservation and protection of boats of all types and composition.
    The author includes a large range of articles by differing experts into the various areas of preservation and provides an unusual blend of descriptions of the technical processes with a comprehensive list of brand-name products.
    Specifically included are:

  • Expert advice on more than 150 international brand-name products;
  • Quick answers to typical boat problems;
  • Money-saving tips on using low-cost generic substitutes;
  • Weekly, monthly and seasonal preventive maintenance schedules;
  • Data on the chemical components and environmental dangers of products;
  • Safety tips on proper product handling.

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    GELCOAT BLISTERS DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR & PREVENTION.
    By Gougeon Brothers. Paperback, 204mm x 270mm, 53 pages, monochrome drawings .
    The techniques described in this manual are based on the handling characteristics and physical properties of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products. Because physical properties of resin systems and epoxy brands vary, using the techniques in this publication with coatings or adhesives other than WEST SYSTEM is not recommended. Refer to the current WEST SYSTEM USer Manual & Product Guide for complete product information, and safety and handling guidelines.
    Contents includes:
  • The problem of gelcoat blisters in fiberglass boats
  • Hull Preparation
  • Drying the laminate
  • Repairing blister damage
  • Barrier Coating
  • Using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

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    FIBERGLASS BOAT REPAIR & MAINTENANCE.
    By West System. Paperback, 0.38kgs, 204mm x 270mm, 148 pages, monochrome drawings pUBLISHED 2014.
    The techniques described in this manual are based on the handling characteristics and physical properties of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products. Because physical properties of resin systems and epoxy brands vary, using the techniques in this publication with coatings or adhesives other than WEST SYSTEM is not recommended. Refer to the current WEST SYSTEM USer Manual & Product Guide for complete product information, and safety and handling guidelines.
    Contents includes:
  • Introduction
  • Repairing minor cracks and holes
  • Repairing stringers and floors
  • Repairing damaged skins
  • Repairing core related damage
  • Repairing and upgrading soles and decks
  • Installing hardware
  • Repairing keels & rudders
  • The problem of gelcoat blisters in fiberglass boats
  • Hull preparation
  • Drying the laminate
  • Reparing blister damage
  • Barrier coating
  • Final fairing
  • Finishing
  • Using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

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    WOODEN BOAT RESTORATION & REPAIR.
    By Gougeon Brothers. Paperback, 204mm x 270mm, 78 pages, monochrome drawings .
    The techniques described in this manual are based on the handling characteristics and physical properties of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products. Because physical properties of resin systems and epoxy brands vary, using the techniques in this publication with coatings or adhesives other than WEST SYSTEM is not recommended. Refer to the current WEST SYSTEM USer Manual & Product Guide for complete product information, and safety and handling guidelines.
    Contents includes:
  • Introduction
  • Inspecting and evaluating
  • Repairing localized dry rot
  • Repairing the structural frame work
  • Repairing hull and deck planking
  • Installing hardware
  • Protecting and maintaining wooden boats
  • Using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

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    VACUUM BAGGING TECHNIQUES.
    By West System. Paperback, 204mm x 270mm, 52 pages, monochrome drawings .
    The techniques described in this manual are based on the handling characteristics and physical properties of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products. Because physical properties of resin systems and epoxy brands vary, using the techniques in this publication with coatings or adhesives other than WEST SYSTEM is not recommended. Refer to the current WEST SYSTEM USer Manual & Product Guide for complete product information, and safety and handling guidelines.
    Contents includes:
  • Introduction
  • Vacuum bagging equipment
  • Vacuum bagging molds
  • Vacuum bagging applications
  • Using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

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    FINAL FAIRING & FINISHING.
    By Gougeon Brothers. Paperback, 204mm x 270mm, 29 pages, monochrome drawings .
    The techniques described in this manual are based on the handling characteristics and physical properties of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products. Because physical properties of resin systems and epoxy brands vary, using the techniques in this publication with coatings or adhesives other than WEST SYSTEM is not recommended. Refer to the current WEST SYSTEM USer Manual & Product Guide for complete product information, and safety and handling guidelines.
    Contents includes:
  • Final fairing
  • Finishing

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    WEST SYSTEM USER MANUAL.
    By West System. Paperback, 204mm x 270mm, 29 pages, monochrome drawings .
    WEST SYSTEM brand epoxy is a versatile, high-quality, two-part epoxy that is easily modified for a wide range of coating and adhesive applications. It is used for construction and repairs requiring superior moisture resistance and high strength. It bonds to fiberglass, wood, metal, fabrics, and other composite materials, and is especially suited for marine applications.
    This manual is designed to help you become familiar with WEST SYSTEM products and use them effectively.
  • The User Manual provides information about safety, handling and the basic techniques of epoxy use. Understanding these basic techniques will allow you to tailor WEST SYSTEM products to your exact repair and construction needs. These techniques are used in a wide range of repair and building procedures such as those described in detail in WEST SYSTEM instructional publications.
  • The Problem Solver will help you identify and prevent potential problems associated with using epoxy.
  • The Product Guide gives you complete descriptions of WEST SYSTEM products, including selection and coverage guides to help you choose the most appropriate products and product sizes for your project.

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    REEDS MARINE SURVEYING.
    By Thomas Ask. Paperback, 137mm x 216mm, 246 pages, monochrome photos .
    This book is an expanded and updated new edition of the author's Handbook of Marine Surveying. Aimed at students of marine surveying, professional marine surveyors, boatyard operators and technically-minded boat owners, it covers the latest surveying technology, including an analysis of the mechanical behaviour of materials, stress concentration, failure analysis, fatigue and fracture, corrosion, wood-damaging organisms, and the composition and characteristics of common plastics, metals, and composite materials.
    New sections include:
  • Hull and deck loads
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Combustion and pollution
  • Hydraulic and pnewmatic systems
  • Engine installations including cooling and exhaust systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Piping and lubrication systems
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Fire fighting systems
  • Noise and vibration
  • Propellers
    There is also a useful survey checklist that provides practical techniques and hints for conducting a survey.

    NZ$75.00 + delivery.

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