Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

Highly illustrated, with anecdotes and hands-on advice throughout, this practical book gives readers the tools to do much of the work on their own, and know when to call in the experts.

Author: Dag Pike

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472903686

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 382

Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to: - quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports - carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season - identify problems and get them dealt with before they get serious - get to know your boat in a lot more detail, so if a problem develops at sea you will be more able to cope Organised into chapters covering: Tools of the trade (basic tools, moisture meters, fingers and feel, smell, mirrors, sources of information); Checking the hull (including wood construction and rot, GRP laminates, osmosis, metal construction, keels, anodes); RIBs and inflatables; Engine and systems; Stern gear; Plumbing; Mast and rigging; Electrical systems; Interiors; Safety equipment. At the end of the book there's a handy guide to carrying out a five minute survey - invaluable when making a quick assessment of a potential purchase. Highly illustrated, with anecdotes and hands-on advice throughout, this practical book gives readers the tools to do much of the work on their own, and know when to call in the experts.
Categories: Transportation

Know Your Boat

Know Your Boat

The owner's manual for the mechanically impaired sailor or powerboater The simplest, least threatening guide to boat maintenance and repair ever written, Know Your Boat is dedicated to these propositions: that simply praying that nothing ...

Author: David Kroenke

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071361340

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 707

Know Your Boat is here to rescue the millions of boaters who have always been afraid to peer into their boat’s innards for fear of what they’ll find. Here at last is the humorous, user-friendly guide that will give a timid skipper the courage to grab a wrench and tame the savage beast in the bilge (or at least make its acquaintance). Assuming no mechanical aptitude, David Kroenke provides readers with an easy-to-read introduction to the use and maintenance of the many systems found on today’s typical power or sail boat, including: engine, electricity, electronics, plumbing, refrigeration, windlasses, pumps, and steering system.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Power Boating For Dummies

Power Boating For Dummies

From docking and mooring to routine power boat maintenance and repairs, this handy guide is your trusted first mate for smooth sailing For both new and experienced boaters, Power Boating For Dummies is a useful reference that covers the ins ...

Author: Randy Vance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470409565

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 447

Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

A Hands-on Guide for All Owners and Buyers Dag Pike. Flaps on planing powerboats need to have all the moving parts and the hydraulics checked. when you ...

Author: Dag Pike

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472903679

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 522

This practical handbook empowers the reader to carry out a survey on their own boat, or one they are thinking of buying, before calling in the expensive professionals.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Guide To Your Own Boat

The Guide To Your Own Boat

This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Let's not waste any more time! Dive in and start reading!

Author: Clarita Wadhams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798726675251

Category:

Page: 76

View: 666

From docking to surviving storm waves, everything you need to know before you hit the water. In this boat mechanical systems book, you will discover: - A super radio controlled electric passerelle - Water Saver - Waste Pump backwash - Easily convert your existing manual toilet to an all-electric luxury system - Fitting a radio control to your bow thruster - If your main battery supply is 24 volt - High Bilge-Water & Excessive Pump Activity Alarm And so much more! This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Let's not waste any more time! Dive in and start reading!
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Metal boat maintenance A do it yourself guide

Metal boat maintenance A do it yourself guide

Greetings and welcome to my world of metal boats. If this is the first time you have read my books then let me give you an especially warm welcome.

Author: Scott Fratcher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780958294133

Category: Steel boats

Page: 230

View: 187

Categories: Steel boats

A Boat of Your Own

A Boat of Your Own

Author: Robin Marsland Bowker

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:gb59000912

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 148

View: 439

Categories: Boats and boating

Float Your Own Boat

Float Your Own Boat

Russel H. Kittel's Float Your Own Boat: A Practical Guide to Navigating 'Work and the Good Life' is a well-written and valuable book that clearly explains how anyone can learn more about their career options, develop their professional ...

Author: Russel H. Kittel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1419663321

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

View: 116

Russel H. Kittel's Float Your Own Boat: A Practical Guide to Navigating 'Work and the Good Life' is a well-written and valuable book that clearly explains how anyone can learn more about their career options, develop their professional network, gain new skills, make the right employment decisions, find a great job and gain their financial independence.
Categories: Self-Help

A Classic Guide to Building Punts and Canoes Including Construction Your Own Canvas Canoes and Building a Sailing Boat

A Classic Guide to Building Punts and Canoes   Including Construction Your Own Canvas Canoes and Building a Sailing Boat

This book is a collection of vintage articles about designing and building punts and canoes.

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473358997

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 32

View: 489

A helpful and handy guide for any workshop or part time carpenter. Teach yourself to construct and maintain your own punt or canoe. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Guide to Motor Boat Design and Construction A Collection of Historical Articles Containing Information on the Methods and Equipment of the Boat Builder

A Guide to Motor Boat Design and Construction   A Collection of Historical Articles Containing Information on the Methods and Equipment of the Boat Builder

... a Boat for Pleasure or Profit - It's Easy to Build Your Own Boat. Anon The Motor Boat Manual - With a Special Section on Outboard Motors and Boats.

Author: Various

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528764117

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 174

View: 839

This volume contains a collection of classic articles on the subject of designing and building motor boats, with information on equipment, methods, common problems, materials, where to begin, installing motors, and much more. Carefully selected for a modern readership, this timeless volume will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in boating or sailing, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. The articles include: “Boat Building and Boating”, “Canoeing, Sailing, and Motor Boating”, “Motor Boating for All”, “Popular Mechanics Build a Boat for Pleasure or Profit- Build your own Boat”, and “The Motor Boat Manual – With a Special Section on Outboard Motors and Boats”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on boat building.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Your Guide to the National Parks

Your Guide to the National Parks

If you don't have your own boat or would like access to a knowledgeable guide, consider contacting Border Country Outfitters (218.324.0668, bcoaonline.com) ...

Author: Michael Joseph Oswald

Publisher: Stone Road Press

ISBN: 9781621280682

Category: Travel

Page: 720

View: 518

This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.
Categories: Travel

The Big Book of Boat Canvas A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats

The Big Book of Boat Canvas  A Complete Guide to Fabric Work on Boats

"A treasure of functional and fanciful projects you can sew yourself."--Multihulls "You'll find this book of the utmost practical help.

Author: Karen Lipe

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0070380007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 941

The Big Book of Boat Canvas is a thorough revision and updating of Karen Lipe's two popular earlier books, Boat Canvas Cover to Cover and More Boat Canvas, combined with a whole new section on below-decks sewing projects. In this latest volume Lipe ranges well beyond the boundaries of traditional canvas work to create a comprehensive guide to fabric work on board. You'll find dozens of traditional canvas projects--sail covers, awnings, duffel bags, dodgers, and Biminis, wind chutes, winter covers--all with clear, step-by-step instructions, generously illustrated. You'll also find dozens of not-so-traditional fabric projects to add comfort and a touch of elegance to your below-decks spaces: custom interior cushions, fitted sheets and daycovers, privacy curtains, lee cloths, even a tablecloth to fit your varnished table. Lipe offers a veritable minicourse in interior yacht decoration, dozens of useful sewing tips, a careful detailing of materials nad tools needed for each project, and an extensive discussion of modern fabrics appropriate for exterior and interior use. In short, this handy book covers everything you need to know to sew comfort, utility, and style into your boat. "A treasure of functional and fanciful projects you can sew yourself."--Multihulls "You'll find this book of the utmost practical help."--The Ensign It passed what is for me the acid test of a how-to book: The Big Book of Boat Canvas made me want to get at some long-neglected projects and even to try some that I never thought I could manage."--SAIL
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Boating The Definitive Guide to Boat Building

Boating  The Definitive Guide to Boat Building

many hours are on the engine of your car. A used boat will already have scratches and dings, so you won't feel half as bad when you add a few of your own.

Author: John McAfee

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329191457

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

View: 905

Surefire Tips That You'll Love The fishing experience for many is great fun. Much of the fun comes from cruising the lake or river in a sporty boat. Many fishermen like to stand at edge of the river to catch fish, but most people make use of their boats. Those that enjoy wading get a bit of an adrenal rush from being in the water with the fish. Wading can be dangerous at times so one must be cautious; leaving it much safer to stay in the boat. Before any fishing trip you need to ensure that you have a good working fishing boat that will not leave you stranded. There are many different types of boats and you are sure to find the one best for you. In this incredible book learn everything there is to know about: - Choosing the right engine - Finding the perfect boat - What you must know before buying boat insurance - and More GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Rich Johnson s Guide to Trailer Boat Sailing

Rich Johnson s Guide to Trailer Boat Sailing

How you reef your mainsail depends somewhat on your particular boat. ... All of these are issues you have to deal with on your own boat.

Author: Rich Johnson

Publisher: NorlightsPress

ISBN: 9781935254096

Category: Boat trailers

Page: 260

View: 346

trailerable sailboat is the ideal way to explore the country ? wherever there is water. To make the most of this exciting lifestyle, owners of trailerable sailboats need three things ? an understanding of the boat and how to use it; knowledge about the tow vehicle and trailer used to transport the boat; and a spirited sense of adventure to live the dream. #13;#13; This book will help you get started. #13;#13; #13;
Categories: Boat trailers

Fuselage Frame Boats

Fuselage Frame Boats

A composite construction canoe or kayak of similar weight would cost thousands of dollars. This book will walk you through the process of building your own Skin on Frame canoe or kayak.

Author: S. Horton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 0615495567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

View: 688

NOW WITH METRIC OFFSETS! Tired of struggling with that heavy plastic kayak? Are you looking for a lightweight boat but not willing to take out a second mortgage to buy it? What if I told you that you could build a boat weighting less than 35 lbs for $300 to $500? You can and in my new book I will show you how. This style was very popular in the 1950's and 1960's and many boat plans appeared in magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. Even though it is no longer fashionable in the magazines, the fuselage style of construction is still probably the most cost effective way to build a small boat. Recently I have seen a renewed interest in this type of boat construction. People are rediscovering the advantages of Fuselage style Skin Boats. Fuselage frames boats cost very little to build. A sheet of marine plywood, a lightweight wood such as cedar for the stringers, a few yards of a synthetic fabric for the skin and something to waterproof the skin. Materials for a basic 17' kayak cost around $300. Adding a seat, deck rigging and adjustable footrest would add another $100 to $150 dollars depending on your preferences. For somewhere around $400 you can build a high performance, 30-35 lbs boat. A composite construction canoe or kayak of similar weight would cost thousands of dollars. This book will walk you through the process of building your own Skin on Frame canoe or kayak. I start by addressing the space needed to build a boat as well as tools needed. There is a detailed section on laying out the frames from a table of offsets. Progressing to how to assemble the frame, skinning the boat and through all the steps to preparing your boat for launching. Included are offsets for three of my boat designs. The StoneFly canoe, Curlew, a 15' Sea Kayak and new sea kayak design Pouco Barta.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Guide for Using The Hundred Dresses in the Classroom

A Guide for Using The Hundred Dresses in the Classroom

With your cooperative group, create four of your own boats by following the directions below. Then test the boats to see how quickly they can move.

Author: Cheryl Russell

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576901366

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 854

Categories: Education

Flyfisher s Guide to Montana

Flyfisher s Guide to Montana

The variety of trout fishing options available in Montana is mind-boggling. Montana Stream Access Law ... Do you have your own boat?

Author: Chuck Robbins

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781940239224

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 261

View: 203

The fishing in Montana is better than ever, which is why Wilderness Adventures Press is releasing this completely revised edition of the Flyfisher's Guide to Montana, complete with full-color photography and brand new, highly detailed maps! The updated maps include all of the BLM land, National Forest, Wilderness Areas and state-owned land for all of Montana's major fisheries, and many smaller rivers and lakes. All access points, boat launches, campgrounds and more are shown with GPS coordinates, highways and access roads. You will be able to find your way to the river, whether you're familiar with the area or not. This completely revamped edition details the wealth of great flyfishing in Big Sky Country. From major rivers like the Yellowstone, Missouri, Beaverhead, Big Hole, Clark Fork, Bighorn, and Madison down to the smallest fishable creeks and lakes, veteran fishing author Chuck Robbins tells anglers everything they need to know about Montana’s best fisheries. In addition to covering all the most famous rivers and streams, this book introduces flyfishers to waters well off the beaten path, including high-country lakes where many of the fish have never seen a fly or lure and hidden gems in eastern Montana. Also includes other great travel and angling information. Update your dog-eared copy of the original with this fantastic new edition!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Insiders Guide to North Carolina s Outer Banks

Insiders  Guide   to North Carolina s Outer Banks

... your own boat from any number of local ramps (see the Water Sports chapter) or contact a tackle shop or marina for information CUSTOM SOUND CHARTERS, ...

Author: Karen Bachman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493016501

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 591

Written by a local and true insider, Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Backs is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information. Each guide is packed with useful tips on places to stay, restaurants, events, attractions, fun things to do with the kids, nightlife, recreation, shopping, local history, and much more--as well as information on real estate, education, health care, and more.
Categories: Travel