Wooden Boat Renovation: New Life for Old Boats Using Modern Methods
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BeschreibungThis book is about fixing up old boats made of wood. For many people, a boat isn't a boat unless it's made of wood. The psychological and philosophical reasons for needing to own a boat made from honest trees instead of the material that L. Francis Herreshoff characterized as "frozen snot" needn't concern us. But in this day and age, hard-nosed economics and the ubiquitous bottom line certainly should.FACT: You can buy a repairable wooden boat and renovate and remodel it for a lot less money than you can buy and renovate a plastic or metal of similar size and condition. 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 (and you'll learn how to determine that, too). After you've read Wooden Boat Renovation, we hope you come away knowing what is possible and how to accomplish it. Then we hope you actually do it.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter One: Why Wood?Is Fiberglass Really Easier to Maintain?Fiberglass Boats Last ForeverWood Rots and Fiberglass DelaminatesWooden Boats Cost a Lot to BuildPlastic Boats Have More SpaceUsed Wooden Boats Cost LessWooden Boats Are Real BoatsWooden Boats Are Traditional BoatsChapter Two: Selecting the Perfect Project BoatAttemptus FutilitusWhat Kind of Boat Do We Want?Where Can We Work?Let's Stop Planning and Start LookingWhere Do We Look?What to Look ForNarrowing the FieldNegotiationsThe Offer to PurchaseGet a SurveyFinancing Your PurchaseSo Let's Buy It AlreadyChapter Three: Work Schedule and BudgetPlanning with a ComputerThe Work ScheduleThe Project BudgetChapter Four: Something About ToolsBuy the Best--You Deserve ItUsed Tools Are Good ToolsBorrow if You Can, Rent if You MustKeep It SharpThe Basic Tool KitThe Tool BoxSawsChisels and GougesPlanesMeasuring and Marking ToolsPower ToolsCircular SawsBandsawsPlanersJointersThe Drill PressPower SandersHand DrillsRoutersChapter Five: Boatbuilding WoodsGrades of LumberSawing and Drying LumberRain-Forest WoodsOakTeakMahoganyCedarCypressSitka SpruceDouglas FirLarchPlywoodMarine PlywoodThe Affordable AlternativeVeneersChapter Six: Just for the Hull of ItDefining TermsHull RepairsCarvel PlankingStrip PlankingLapstrake PlankingPlywoodCold-Molded HullsChapter Seven: Hull RepairsEpoxyHull FlexibilityRefasteningFrame RepairsLaminating Bent FramesPlank RepairsSpilingCarvel PlankingLapstrake PlanksStrip PlankingPlywoodFiberglassing Wooden HullsChapter Eight: All Hands on DeckDeck LeaksThe Fiberglass OptionDoing the JobWooden Decks and Other Forms of Self-FlagellationCabin Trunk and DeckhouseSpars and RiggingChapter Nine: Internal SpacesThe Tick-Stick TrickThe Built-Up BulkheadInterior CabinetryDrawersLouvered DoorsSinks and CountertopsChapter Ten: Little Boats--Big MemoriesWorks in ProgressRenovating RunaboutsRenovating Canvas-Covered BoatsRenovating Lapstrake BoatsChapter Eleven: The Finishing TouchSurface PreparationSandpaperSanding New WorkSanding Old WorkVarnishThe Epoxy UndercoatBrushes for VarnishApplying VarnishMaintaining VarnishPolyurethanePaintSurface Preparation for PaintingEpoxy Base CoatThe Prime CoatBrushes for PaintApplying PaintAppendix A: Suggested ReadingAppendix B: Sources of SupplyGlossaryIndex
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Pressestimmen"I strongly recommend this book. It is as full of humor and wisdom as practical tips...It's an enriching, helpful book." The Ash Breeze "Not just another how-to book, this is in-depth instruction written with knowledge, compassion and love for wooden boats." The Ensign
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INTL MARINE PUB CO
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1993
Seitenanzahl: 302 Seiten