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Steel Boat Building

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Steel Boat BuildingSubtitled 'From Plans To Launching'.
A more comprehensive text than 'Metal Boats, but limited to steel and aimed at both amateurs and professionals.
The texts cover the construction of leisure and commercial craft in the 25 feet (approx. 8 metres) to 80 feet (approx, 25 metres) range.
Part 1 covers the hull and decks, chapters include,
Plans for Steel Vessels
Materials
Steel Boat Building Equipment
Basic Scantlings
Transverse and Longitudinal Strength
Estimating Costs
Lofting and Template Making
Keels, Framing and Tanks
Making the Parts
The Building Ways and Basic Setup
Framing Up
Plating
Cabin Trunks, Railcap, and Welding
Miscellaneous Steel Parts
Interior Welding Details
Part 2 covers the remainder of the process, including joinery, machinery installation, rigging and launching.
Insulation, Heating, and Refrigeration
Joinery Work
Masts, Spars and Rigging
Life Rafts, Boats, and Dinghies
Ballast and Ballasting
Painting and Finishing
Launching
Alternative Methods, Alterations and Formulae
Boat Building as a Business
Vessels in Commerce
Glossary and Index.