100 fast & easy boat improvements by Don Casey

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100 Fast & Easy

When it comes to leading the weekend warrior through any boat-improvement project, nobody beats Don Casey. Every step of these projects is illustrated by clear and simple drawings, and Casey’s explanations tell you exactly what to do and how to do it. Any one of these nifty projects can be done in a weekend. The result? You can transform your boat into the neatest, sweetest-sailing, best-looking blow-boat on the waves.

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“A book loaded with genuinely good ideas that will make your boat better and more enjoyable.”—Dockside

“Casey has a gift for explaining boat maintenance tasks in visual terms.”—Nautical Magazine

“Should make your life aboard easier.”—Lloyd’s List

Don Casey is one of today’s best and most trusted do-it-yourself boating writers. His seven books include the bestselling This Old Boat and Sailboat Electrics Simplified. He writes the long-running “Ask Don Casey” column for BoatUS.com and is a monthly columnist for Sailnet.com and a regular SAIL magazine contributor.

Product Details

Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine, c1998
Series: International Marine Sailboat Library
Branch Call Number: 623.822302 CAS
Characteristics: 138 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0071440550 (pbk.)
0070134022 (alk. paper)
LCCN: 97032735

Subject Headings: Boats and Boating Maintenance and Repair

Introduction 4(2) Enhancing Safety 6(20) Handrails 8(2) Track Protectors 10(1) Hatchboard Lock 11(1) Low-Tech Sentry 12(1) Locker Latches 13(1) Offshore Lid Latches 14(2) Man-Overboard Pole 16(3) Propane Cylinder Stowage 19(1) Life-Vest Cushions 20(2) Bilge-Pump Light 22(1) Anchor Light/Tricolor Circuit 23(1) Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter 24(2) Adding Convenience 26(20) One-Piece Racks 28(1) Lock Holder 28(1) Stove-Lighter Rack 29(1) Knife Block 30(1) The Versatile Box 31(1) Mug Rack 31(1) Cutlery Rack 32(1) Serving Tray 33(1) Acrylic Bins 34(2) Cockpit Glass Rack 36(1) Cockpit Snack Table 36(1) Telltale Compass 37(1) Chart Chart Table 38(1) Hanging Duffel 39(3) Canvas Bucket 42(2) Deckwash/Shower 44(1) Chain Scrubber 45(1) Increasing Comfort 46(16) Ship’s Umbrella 48(1) Nonskid Dishes 49(1) Spreader Thumb Cleats 50(1) Companionway Screen Door 51(2) Curtains 53(1) Eyebrow Awnings 54(1) Pushpit Seat 55(1) Webbing Lifelines 56(1) Cockpit Seat Backs 57(2) Grate Berth 59(3) Better Sailing 62(18) Rigging Rollers 64(2) Bow Netting 66(1) Downhaul 67(1) Midships Cleat 68(1) Cleat Blocks 69(1) Block Silencers 70(1) Tiller Comb 70(2) Coachwhipping 72(2) Cockpit Chart Board 74(1) Hat/Chart Clip 75(1) Cockpit Chart Stowage 76(1) Bean Bags 77(1) Minispeaker 78(2) Efficient Stowage 80(2) Locker Baffles 82(18) The Basic Shelf 84(2) Fiddle Rails 86(1) Net Shelving 87(1) Wire Racks 88(2) Compact-Disc Storage Rack 90(1) Chart Rack 91(3) Drop-Down Bins 94(1) Slide-Out Cockpit Stowage 94(2) Stack Bins 96(1) Hull-Side Stowage 96(1) Cockpit Locker Floors 97(1) Drawer Tray 98(1) Clear Pockets 99(1) Boat Care 100(14) Brightwork Covers 102(1) Tiller Sock 102(1) Handrail Cover 103(1) Fire-Hose Caprail Mat 104(1) Battery-Maintaining Solar Panel 105(1) Hydrometer Holder 106(1) Stuffing-Box Wrench Rack 107(1) Engine Room Tool Stowage 108(1) Drip Basin 109(1) Oil-Change Pump 110(1) Engine Room Fan 111(1) Engine Room Lighting 112(1) Droplight 112(1) Skylight 113(1) The Extra Touch 114(21) Picture Hangers 116(1) Velcro 116(1) Hinge 117(1) Plant Holders 118(1) Endless Notepaper 119(1) Fixed Pad 119(1) Tilt-Up Pad 120(1) Pencil Holder 121(1) Bike-Seat Stool 121(2) Ceiling 123(3) Pig Stick 126(2) Chain-Pipe Plug 128(1) Porch Light 129(1) Cockpit Speakers 130(2) Faux Davits 132(2) Keel Wheel 134(1) Index 135(4) Copyright page 139 McGraw Hill

Fast, Frugal, and Functional Boat Improvements Anyone Can Make

When it comes to leading the weekend warrior through a boat-improvement project, nobody beats Don Casey. With his help, you can ratchet up your boat’s appearance, safety, performance, and resale value while transforming it into the best-kept, most comfortable boat on the water.

Illustrated instructions will guide you every step of the way as you create:

  • Stowage conveniences such as locker baffles and drop-down bins
  • Creature comforts including companionway screens, a deckwash/shower, and a cockpit snack table
  • Boat-care aids like an engine oil-change pump and an anchor-chain scrubber
  • On-deck enhancements such as cockpit speakers, block silencers, and a cockpit chart board
  • And 90 other projects and grace notes that will improve your boat and your time aboard it

You need only simple tools and no special skills. Let 100 Fast & Easy Boat Improvements be your guide to a safer, more comfortable, and better-looking boat.

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