|By Allan H. Vaitses,
Subtitled 'A guide to cosmetic and structural repair of fiberglass boats - large or small, sail or power.'
It will show you how to:
• replace deteriorated gelcoat, or repair the flaws in an existing gelcoat and recoat it with polyurethane or marine alkyd enamel paint;
• strengthen a weak and overly flexible hull or deck;
• repair holes through a cored laminate;
• tab in loose hull liners and joinery work;
• make templates from the good side of a hull to reshape large shattered or missing areas on the other side;
• repair or replace water-saturated deck cores;
• repair keels, rudders and centreboards;
• rebed and refasten underwater and on-deck hardware;
• rebed, refasten and strengthen hull-to-deck joints;
• fix broken hatches, and make new ones when necessary;
• treat the symptoms and causes of over stressed hulls.
The author spent his working life building, repairing, and surveying all types of boats.
IMP 1988, B&W & Col. photos, line drawings and sketches, 171 pages, hardback.