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  • Simple Solutions
  • Know Your Boat
  • How Boat Things Work
  • GRP Repair Companion
  • Epoxy Basics
  • Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated
  • Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats
  • Fiberglass Boat Repair & Maintenance
  • Vacuum Bagging Techniques
  • Final Fairing & Finishing
  • West System User Manual
  • Alloy Boat Corrosion
  • Metal Corrosion in Boats
  • The Boatowner's Guide To Corrosion

  • Reeds Marine Surveying
  • Be Your own Boat Surveyor

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    SIMPLE SOLUTIONS.
    By Alan Lucas, 0.68kg, 150mm x 240`mm, 307 pages, Black & White Photographs & Line Drawings. Published 2015.

    307 pages of amazing ideas, with a a total of 104 different subjects including such things as scarfing,splining, steerig, gland packing, pipe tools, dinghy dilemmas, sealants, creative cleats, mildew and unwelcome visitors.

    This book is a product of many decades afloat during which many nautical problems have been overcome, either tempoararily or permanently, in mid ocean or at isolated anchorages. Also, in the midst of normal maintenannce and refitting, a variety of simple ideas on how to enhance life aboard have been turned into reality with the simplest of materials.

    Much of the material in this book has appeared in one magazine or another since the early 1960's, either from Alan Lucas himself or via other sailors, making this, in essence, a compilation volume. Despite this, (or because of it), Simle Solutions is the ideal book of book of hints, tips, ideas, suggestions and solutions to some of the everyday problems encountered afloat as experienced (and remedied) by sailors themselves.

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    KNOW YOUR BOAT
    By David Kroenke, Ilustrations by Jim Sollers, Pbk, 185mm x 235mm, 261 pages, monochrome drawings.
    "The owner's manual for the mechanically impaired sailor or powerboater." This is a new book published 2002.
    Ok, this is it, this book is so explicate with such straight forward drawings, and text you will probably be able to fix anything that goes wrong and best of all there is information to prevent the things going wrong. There are prevention tips so that you don't kill your multimeter and if you are not sure how to test for resistance he tells you how to go about it. Really an all round book that looks at all electric and manual systems that you can have on a boat. All the family will enjoy this book, it has inspired me (Melva) to think about attempting more of our preventive maintanence. It does look easy.

    NZ$57.00 + Delivery

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    HOW BOAT THINGS WORK, An Illustrated Guide.
    By Charlie Wing, Paperback, 215mm x 275mm, 175 pages, two colour drawings.
    For Sail or Power Boat, this is certainly an illustrated guide. With intricate two-colour cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they are assembled, how they work and how they can go wrong. If you have a Yanmar 2GM this would certainly be of help as it is the engine he has chosen to use for the engine illustrations.
    This book would be a great compliment to other engineering books you may have in your library that may not have many illustrations. While it is not a very big book in page numbers it is big in content.

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    GPR REPAIR COMPANION

    By Pete & Penni Vincent. Spiral Bound, 0.05kg, 80mm x 220mm, 24 pages, 48 Photos - 15 Diagrams. Published 2019

    Anyone who owns a fibreglass boat (GRP or FRP, yacht or dinghy) knows that it can get damaged in the rough and tumble of everyday use. Sometimes the damage is serious enough to warrant a professional repair. But at other times it is more minor, and you might want to repair it yourself. But how do you repair it, so you canít see the repair Ė get that really professional-looking finish?

    This small spiral bound book takes you through the equipment, tools and materials you need and then explains the 8 stages of a glass fibre repair job: from the vital initial preparation to the final polish. This is followed by a step-by-step guide to making different repairs including small nicks, scratches and scuffs, star-crazing and deeper areas requiring fibreglassing. Also covered is repairing deck / hull joints, non-slip surfaces, moving fittings and leak testing and repair.

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    EPOXY BASICS.

    By Russell Brown. Paperback, 0.17kg, 214mm x 280mm, 42 pages, Colour photographs.

    Working with Epoxy cleanly & efficiently. This book gives a pointed overview of methods used by the author for Gluing, Filleting, Glassing, and Coating. It includes tips for fill coating, gloss coating, glassing edges and corners, using peel ply, surface preparation, tools, safety, and troubleshooting. Large color photos accompany the text.

    Russell Brown has been working for 40+ years in lightweight boat construction, with an eye toward engineered solutions. Using thin plywood and maximising the potential of wood/epoxy construction to best advantage, he strives for construction that is light in weight but very strong...

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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
  • And much more!

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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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    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
  • Using WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.
    and much more..

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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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    ALLOY BOAT CORROSION.
    By Peter VanderWeyde & Brad Fox. Paperback, staplebound, 150mm x 210mm, 40 pages, colour photos.
    Learn about how and why corrosion occurs on your alloy boat, and the simple steps you can take to prevent it.
    Most people don't understand why corrosion happens or what to do about it. This book will guide you through the maze and give you practical advice on what you should do and how to do it.

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    METAL CORROSION IN BOATS
    By Nigel Warren.. Paperback, 215mm x 210mm, 229 pages, colour photos. 2006
    Understanding metal corrosion and its prevention is vital for the safety and integrity of a boat. Failure through corrosion or fatigue can result in masts falling down, keels falling off or boats quietly sinking in their moorings. Less dramatic are such problems as pitting or fracture of propeller shafts, erosion of pipe work, rusting of steel hulls and galvanic corrosion of aluminum ones.

    The third edition of this unique book is intended to be of use to boat owner and boat builder alike, giving advice on common problem areas such as keel bolts and propeller shafts. Engines, outdrives, copper sheathing and chromium plating are examined, and strategies are suggested for reducing or preventing corrosive effects of seawater..

    In this edition, more attention is paid to eloctrolytic corrosion as nowadays many more people plug into shore supply. Includes tables showing the corrosion rates of different metals in fresh and salt water.

    Nigel Warrren is a professional Naval Architect who has designed a variety of craft including frigates, fast ferries, patrol boats and fast workboats.

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    THE BOATOWNER'S GUIDE TO CORROSION.
    By Everett Collier. Paperback, 187mm x 234mm, 314 pages, monochrome line drawings and tables.
    Corrosion is a constant, often expensive, and sometimes dangerous problem for boaters. Moisture, salt, electrical currents, and chemicals create a potent combination that can attack the metallic (and sometimes nonmetallic) parts of your boat. Everett Collier, an expert in marine technology, details all the types of corrosion - including simple galvanic, electrochemical, and electrolytic - and explains how to identify, combat, and prevent them.
    The most comprehensive book on this subject, this book shows you how to:
  • Prevent corrosion with proper grounding, cathodic protection, protective coatings, and careful selection and matching of metal parts.
  • Protect your boat's hull, deck gear, masts, and rigging, as well as its propulsion, electrical, plumbing, and steering systems.
  • Recognize and cure developing corrosion before it can damage your boat.

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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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    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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