- Hardcover: 292 pages
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (September 28, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071364447
- ISBN-13: 978-0071364447
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Guide to Metal Boats: Building, Maintenance, and Repair Hardcover – September 28, 2000
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From the Back Cover
A boat made of metal is the strongest boat possible. Metal boats can deal with hazards like ice and coral that could rip apart a fiberglass or wooden hull. Many long-distance cruisers choose metal boats for just that reason. However, metal boats are not mass-produced; the only way to get one is to build it yourself or have it custom-built. This revised and expanded edition of The Complete Guide to Metal Boats, written by an expert in the field, explains the advantages of metal boats, how to build or refurbish hulls, decks, and superstructures, and how to prevent corrosion. Special attention is given to building from plans and precut kits and sample designs for metal powerboats and sailboats are included.
Three decades of interaction with boatbuilders and sailors have shown Bruce Roberts-Goodson exactly what questions need answering and where a word of advice can produce big savings in time and money. This is the place to look for shop- and ocean-tested inspiration for the boat of your dreams.
About the Author
Bruce Roberts-Goodson is one of the world's foremost small-craft designers. He has run his own yacht design firm, with offices in Australia, the United States, and Canada, for more than 30 years. He has sold more than 50,000 sets of boat plans.
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Top customer reviews
The book explains the "mysteries" and answers most questions regarding building a metal boat whether building from scratch and plans or from a computer cut kit. It explains the differences in the various materials with no great bias and plainly spells out the pluses & minuses of each. Welding techniques and materials are outlined as are methods for fitting out and installing systems.
Mr. Roberts-Goodson's writing style is down-to-earth, explaining items in plain English which makes it very easy to understand. I would heartily recommend this book to anyone considering building or buying a metal boat. Additionally metal boats owners would enjoy this book and would use it as a resource for repair and maintenance.
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