Boatworks: Sailboat Maintenance, Repair, and Improvement Advice You Can't Get Anywhere Else
From the best of "BoatWorks" magazine, creative and
ingenious DIY help for your sailing projects When the editors of
"SAIL" launched "BoatWorks" magazine, they had
no idea how fast it would take off with do-it-yourself sailors
looking for exciting new projects to spruce up and soup up their
boats. In this book, the editors have brought together the very
best features from the magazine's first three years of
publication to give you an incomparable collection of how-to
projects, procedures, and advice they won't find anywhere else.
From stem to stern, "BoatWorks" takes you step-by-step
through exciting DIY projects such as: building a spinnaker,
mounting an in-hull depthsounder, assembling rigging terminals,
installing an anchor windlass, building a folding saloon table, and
SAIL magazine is America's largest sail-only magazine, witha subscription base of 170,000 and a staff that includes topwriters in sailing how-to.
Introduction 1. Meet Your Boat Things to Watch for When Buying an Older Boat Nigel Calder Conducting a Mini Survey Peter Nielsen Hull Shape and Boat Performance Nigel Calder 2. Repairs and Maintenance New Bulkheads James D. Phyfe Holes Below the Waterline Peter Nielsen Fixed Port Repair Paul Esterle Fairing a Boat's Keel Peter Nielsen Core Repairs Paul Esterle Working with Epoxy Mark Corke Repairing Gelcoat Peter Caplen Rebedding Deck Hardware James D. Phyfe 3. Paint and Varnish Painting and Varnishing Tips Don Casey Choosing Brightwork Finishes Mark Corke Bottom Painting Peter Caplen Choosing a Bottom Paint Mark Corke Spray Painting Your Boat Virginia Schultz Removing Old Paint and Varnish Paul Esterle Marking a Waterline Mark Corke Finishing a Wooden Dinghy Mark Corke 4. Sails and Rigging Mainsail Choices Peter Nielsen Assembling Compression Terminals Charles J. Doane Choosing and Installing a Headsail Furler Charles Mason Preventing Halyard Wrap in a Furling Gear Peter Nielsen Installing an Inner Forestay Scott Roberts Build Your Own Spinnaker Robert Leach Combating Sail Wear Bill Springer Building a Mast Dave Baldwin Mast Raising System Clarence Jones Splicing Three Strand Rope Mark Corke Rope Care Mark Corke 5. Engines Pamper Your Old Atomic 4 Louk Marinus Wijsen To Repower or Not? Quentin Kinderman Servicing Fuel Injectors Peter Caplen Engine Spares to Have Aboard Mark Corke Replacing Cutless Bearings Peter Caplen Stuffing Box Maintenance Peter Caplen What You Should Know About Engine Oil Nigel Calder Raw Water Strainers Peter Caplen Impeller Pumps Peter Nielsen Replacing Engine Controls Peter Nielsen 6. Systems Installing a Fuel Tank John Arrufat Installing a Water Tank Mark Corke Pipe and Hose Clamps Aussie Bray Upgrading Deck Hardware Mark Corke Installing Seacocks Mark Corke Upgrading to Wheel Steering Peter Nielsen Installing a New Propeller Mark Corke Plumbing Peter Nielsen 7. Electrics and Electronics Electrical Troubleshooting Jim Haynie Installing a Shore Power System Ted Hugger Troubleshooting Engine Starting Problems Nigel Calder A "No Hole" Transducer Charles J. Doane Switching to LEDs Mark Corke Crimping Terminals Mark Corke AC Power from an Inverter Aussie Bray Troubleshooting with a Multimeter Warren Miller Installing Cockpit Speakers Mark Corke Rewiring Your Boat Mark Corke 8. More Improvement Projects Lifeline Replacement Peter Nielsen Installing a Forehatch Mark Corke Making Stowage Pockets Robert Leach Installing Lifeline Netting Lisa Suhay Securing Your Cabin Sole Mark Corke Contributors Index