by Don Casey. Copyright 1991, International Marine / TAB Books
"This Old Boat" is quite
inspirational to anyone considering their first boat restoration
Casey provides just the right mix of instruction, practical advice, and
humor. His approach is to begin learning a skill with a small,
and inexpensive project, and to use it as a stepping stone to greater
His chapters on fiberglass and canvas work are excellent.
by Daniel Spurr. Copyright 1991, International Marine /TAB Books
Dan Spurr provides great
detail on a large number of upgrade projects. This book plus "This old
Boat" are the first places I look before beginning any significant
by Dave Gerr. Copyright 2000, International Marine
The tables are excellent for any structural changes. I used them
for designing the new engine beds.
Second Edition by Jim GrantDave Gerr. Copyright 1992, International Marine
This is SailRite's book. Many of the projects are on their web
ste, but this gives a good overview for canvas projects. A big help for
my sail cover and planned dodger projects.
Title, author, and publisher unknown
I'm not sure of the title,
author, or publisher, but there exists a big coffee-table book on
boats. About 300 pages of powerboats and 10 pages of sailboats, but it
has the only printed words I've ever seen on Chris Craft sailboats. It
gives a brief history of each model and is pretty interesting. It's too
expensive to buy for the 10 pages I'm interested in, but can be seen
read at nautical bookstores like the Owl and Turtle in Camden, Maine.
by Ferenc Mate'. Copyright 1979, W. W. Norton Inc.
Lots of small to large boat improvement projects.
by Gougeon Brothers Inc., West System Catalog Number 002-550
This 76 page guide is
available where West products are sold for $3.00. AN excellent guide to
doing basic and not so basic fiberglass repairs using the West System
products. Very highly recommended.
by Fred P. Bingham, Copyright 1983 by International Marine Publishing Company
Although mostly for Wooden
boats, this book should be reviewed before taking on any major interior
work. It also goes more into stationary power tools and fixture
for woodworking than the other books I've listed.
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