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The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual

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The Fiberglass Boat Repair ManualBy 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.