The Complete Guide to Metal Boats 3rd Edition: Building, Maintenance, Repair

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The Complete Guide to Metal Boats
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The Complete Guide to Metal Boats 3rd Edition: Building, Maintenance, Repair

There are many materials one could use to construct a boat. Metal is probably the most common material applied in the engineering of watercraft. That's because a metal vessel is a viable choice for almost any trip on the water. It has the strength to hold up under circumstances that would rip a wooden or fiberglass hull apart. Metal is the go-to for large scale shipping such as military and cruise ships.

Metal boats on the small side aren't necessarily mass produced. That means the innovative boater will have one custom built or build it themselves. Either way, you want a copy of The Complete Guide to Metal Boats, Bruce Roberts-Gordon's master class in building, maintaining and repairing steel and aluminum boats. This how-to build a boat guide is an expanded and updated edition of the already popular book that's shown the layman the easiest ways to construct the boat of their dreams. Alongside new content that includes the latest technology, tools and resources, the book comes with a bonus CD containing study plans and 1,500 assembly kit photos.

Between its hardcovers, find all the information you could possibly need for a how-to build a boat project.

  • See why you want to choose metal as the primary material.
  • Learn about setting up your workshop, tools and safety measures.
  • Get the steps on building from scratch versus using a prefabricated kit.
  • See how to build or refurbish decks, hulls and superstructures.
  • Discover the unique circumstances behind painting a metal boat.

Author Robert-Goodson is an authority on small craft design and has sold tens of thousands of plans. The Complete Guide to Metal Boats, abound with his practical advice, along with your perseverance, will put you on the water where you belong.


Subject: DIY how-to procedures to build, maintain and repair metal boats. ISBN-10: 0071461302 | ISBN-13: 9780071461306 | McGraw-Hill 61302

Specifications
  • Publisher: International Marine
  • Author: Bruce Roberts-Goodson
  • Pages: 308 - Black & white photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Hardcover - 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-146130-6
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Why Metal?
  • Chapter 2. Boat and Building Choices
  • Chapter 3. The Materials
  • Chapter 4. Tools and Safety Equipment
  • Chapter 5. Welding
  • Chapter 6. Building from a Precut Kit
  • Chapter 7. Building from Scratch - Getting Started
  • Chapter 8. Building from Scratch - Plating the Hull
  • Chapter 9. Building from Scratch - Decks and Superstructure
  • Chapter 10. Painting a Metal Boat
  • Chapter 11. Engines and Accessories
  • Chapter 12. Preventing Corrosion
  • Chapter 13. Metal Boat Interiors
  • Chapter 14. Electrical Systems for Metal Boats
  • Chapter 15. Appendages, Fittings, and Alterations
  • Chapter 16. Choosing the Design?Sailboats
  • Chapter 17. Choosing the Design?Powerboats
  • Chapter 18. Passagemaking Powerboats
  • Chapter 19. Safety Afloat
  • Appendix 1. Recommended Reading
  • Appendix 2. Glossary
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