The Boatyard Book by Simon Jollands


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The Boatyard Book is a practical, comprehensive reference manual that provides sensible, accessible advice for boat owners that are planning and carrying out annual maintenance, repairs, upgrades and refits of sailing yachts and motorboats that are up to 20 metres in length.
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Edition: 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Imprint: Adlard Coles
Language: English
Author(s): Simon Jollands

The Boatyard Book is a practical, comprehensive reference manual that provides sensible, accessible advice for boat owners that are planning and carrying out annual maintenance, repairs, upgrades and refits of sailing yachts and motorboats that are up to 20 metres in length.

The book contains information all owners need to care for their boat, including how to budget and plan tasks that are to be done throughout the year, as well as essential how-to reference material and ideas for a comprehensive range of projects both large and small to be carried out ashore.

Also included is advice and tips from highly respected boatyard owners, specialists and surveyors, as well as Simon's own 25 years experience of boat ownership. All of this is fully illustrated with step-by-step photos and illustrations. 

Topics Covered Include:

Electrics, Engines, Hull and deck care, Laying up, Maintenance of plumbing and gas systems, Mast and rigging, Sail care and 
more complex projects, including re-wiring a boat, overhauling an engine, how to treat osmosis and how to go about a complete refit.

What's Inside:

  1. Introduction
    Who is this book for?
  2. Boat care
    Boat ownership
    Boat care fundamentals
    Your boat's history
    Keeping records
    Doing regular checks
    Research and advice
    Calling in the professionals
    Owners' associations
    What does maintenance work involve?
    Repairing and refurbishing
    The rewards of boat ownership
  3. Planning, costs and budgeting
    Choosing a boatyard
    Boat survey
    Maintenance log
    Costs and budgeting
  4. Laying up
    Lift out
    After lift out
  5. Tools and spares
    Sealants, adhesives and adhesive sealants
  6. Health and safety
    Protective clothing
    Dust creation
    Engine work and servicing
    Part Two
  7. Hull
    Composite hulls
    Steel and aluminium hulls
    Wooden hulls
    Keel maintenance and repair
    Rudders and steering systems
  8. Deck and superstructure
    Teak decks
    Leaking decks
  9. Mast and rigging
    Rig care
    Owner rig check
    Wooden masts and booms
    Running rigging
  10. Sails
    Materials and construction
    Ultraviolet exposure
  11. Engine and propulsion
    Know your engine
    How diesel engines work
    Electric motors and hybrid systems
    Outboard motors
    Diesel engine winterisation
    Other engine maintenance ashore
    Stern gear
    Overhauling an engine
  12. Electrics
    Basic electrics
    Electrics inspection checklist
    Avoiding and identifying electrical problems
    Common electrical problems
    Rewiring a small yacht
  13. Interior
    Interior inspection and checks
    Gas system
    Interior painting
  14. Fitting out and launching
    Other jobs
    Launch day
    Further reading
    Photo credits and Acknowledgements
    Specifications and Inventory
Code PUB-1146
Weight 0.75kg
EAN 9781472977106
GTIN 9781472977106


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