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Title:
Boat maintenance : the essential guide to cleaning, painting, and cosmetics
Author:
Burr, William M.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Camden, ME: International Marine/McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071357036
Format :
Book

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Central Library VM321 .B965 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Boats require constant care. Any boater who doesn't know the difference between a silicone-modified alkyd enamel and a one-part urethane needs this book for its invaluable advice on:

* How to save money with generic substitues
* Product recommendations for every job
* Keeping weekly, monthly, and seasonal maintenance schedules


Author Notes

William M. Burr Jr. is a lifelong boater and the author of Sailing Tips: 1,000 New Ways to Solve Old Problems , a popular guide for boaters for over 10 years. He retired after 40 years in the chemical industry and then spent a year selling coatings and compounds in a marine store as part of his research for Boat Maintenance . He now lives aboard his 37-foot Jeanneau sailboat, facing and solving the problems addressed in his latest guide.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 General Care
2 Fiberglass
3 Wood
4 Metal
5 Selection and Application of Coatings
6 Sealants and Adhesives
7 Fabric
8 Plastic, Vinyl, Line, and Rubber
9 Interior Maintenance
Appendix 1 Periodic Upkeep Schedules
Appendix 2 Boat Problems
Appendix 3 Boat Parts to Be Cleaned
Appendix 4 Chemical Ingredients
Product Index
General Index
About the Author

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