Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual by Don Casey

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Sailboat MaintManual

Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

Introduction 6(1) Surveying a Boat for Purchase 6(1) Determining the Needs of Your Own Boat 7(1) Hull 8(22) Fair and True? 10(3) Signs of Stress or Trauma 13(2) Delamination 15(1) Gelcoat Problems 16(1) Blisters 17(2) Moisture Content 19(1) Keel 20(4) Rudder 24(3) Cutless Bearing and Propeller 27(2) Through-Hull Fittings 29(1) Deck 30(18) Hull-to-Deck Joint 32(3) Surface Damage 35(2) Nonskid 37(1) Core Problems 37(2) Hatches 39(3) Portlights 42(1) Deck Hardware 43(4) Canvas 47(1) Rig 48(20) Mast and Boom 50(3) Step 53(2) Cap 55(3) Spreaders 58(2) Goosenecks, Sheets, and Vangs 60(1) Stays and Shrouds 60(6) Roller Furling 66(1) Sails 67(1) Interior 68(18) Bulkhead Attachment 70(1) Stringers and Floors 71(1) Interior Pans 72(1) Distortion 73(1) Signs of Leakage 74(1) Tankage 75(1) Head 76(2) Galley 78(2) Seacocks 80(2) Bilge Pumps 82(1) Comfort and Safety 83(2) Decor 85(1) Engine and Steering 86(16) Engine Access 88(1) Visual Clues 89(3) Mounting and Alignment 92(1) Stuffing Box 93(1) Exhaust Smoke 94(1) Running the Engine 95(2) Oil 97(1) Steering Gear 98(4) Electrical System 102(12) Battery 104(2) Breaker Panel 106(1) Wire and Connectors 107(2) Alternator 109(1) Pumps and Motors 110(1) Lights 111(1) Electronics 112(2) Other Considerations 114(10) Design 116(1) Reputation 117(1) Performance 117(3) Accommodations 120(1) Equipment 121(2) Value 123(1) Boat-Buyer’s 30-Minute Survey 124(13) Hull 126(2) Deck 128(2) Rig 130(2) Below 132(4) Impression 136(1) Appendix: Hiring a Professional 137

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The definitive guide from the world’s best-known sailboat maintenance expert

VALUABLE TIP: This book is actually made up of five of his earlier published books, plus one book by Peter Compton, all combined (verbatim) into a single publication.

  1. Inspecting an aging sailboat
  2. Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair
  3. Sailboat Refinishing
  4. Sailboat Electrics Simplified
  5. Canvaswork and Sail Repair
  6. Troubleshooting Marine Diesels by Peter Compton
If you have this one book, Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual, you will be duplicating what is in it by getting any of the others listed above and vise versa.

Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton’s diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to:

  • Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase
  • Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat
  • Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine
  • Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim
  • Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops

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“Astoundingly clear text and line drawing illustrations. The reader can almost feel the hand-holding this book provides through each step of a repair.”—Dockside

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Camden, Me. :International Marine/McGraw-Hill, c2006
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071462848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071462846
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Branch Call Number: 623.822302 CAS

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