Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1 Materials and Construction What fiberglass is; Boatbuilding resins; Resin products: glues and putties; The glass fiber materials; Constructing the fiberglass boat; Gelcoat and paint finishes; Interior parts; Other fiberglass parts 2 Restoring the Surface Finish Gelcoat dullness and fading; Scratches, dings, and breakouts; Gelcoat cracks that won't stay puttied; Bubbles, blisters, and boat pox; Regelcoating versus repainting fiberglass 3 The Art of Fiberglassing Gelcoating; Hand lay-up; Laying up core materials; Repairing or applying reinforcements; Tabbing parts to hull and deck 4 Fractures, Small Holes, Delaminations Grinding and Cutting; Rebuilding; Patching cored construction; Delamination 5 Dealing with Core Problems Saturation--an introduction to the problem; Confined and accessible area of deck saturation; Total deck saturation; Core saturation in hulls; Crushable cores 6 Rebuilding Large Holes and Shattered Areas Is she worth repairing?; Salvaging the boat; Working out a repair schedule; Backing damage with sheet stock; Working the boat back into shape; Backing compound curves; Framing in a missing shape; Taking a mold off another boat of the same model; Making the piece 7 Undercured, Resin-Rich, and Cooked Laminates Go back to the manufacturer--if possible; How to repair undercore--if you must; Resin-rich and cooked laminates 8 Repairing Keels and Other Underwater Parts Damage to hollow fiberglass keels; Weeps around metal hardware; Fixing fin keels and separate skegs; Damage to interior reinforcing members; Lead-ballasted fin keels; Bolted-on iron fin keels; Centerboards and centerboard trunks; Repairing the centerboard case; Rudders and skegs 9 Troubles on Deck Leaks around fittings; Leaks around deck joints, rails, and railcaps; More about leaks; Hatches and portlights: leaks, fractures, and other troubles; Treating the overstressed boat Index

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Reviews

"The definitive book on cosmetic repairs, as well as major structural repairs to hulls and decks, delamination, refinishing, blistering, etc." Boatbuilding "The aroma of resin wafting out of this manual is refreshing. This book will save you money and grief before you can say woven roving." Sailing

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top