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Boat interior construction
Naujok, Michael.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, [2002]

Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A best selling guide to DIY interior boating"--Cover.
Format :


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VM351 .N38 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This popular book shows you, step by step, exactly how to: install gas and water pipes, lay a teak deck, install a marine toilet, construct a chart table and navigation area, fit comfortable bunks, build a practical galley, install heating and ventilation systems, insulate an engine, panel a cabin for comfort, fit a new hatch and replace defective windows. It shows you which materials and tools to use and even how long the project will take to complete. Each detail is clearly explained, with over 400 color photographs for those with few DIY skills. The techniques and procedures are applicable to every type of boat. In short, if you need guidance in making your cabin more convenient and comfortable, this book will give you all the help you need.

Author Notes

Michael Naujok worked in a designer's office for three years, after finishing with his degree in mechanical engineering. In 1971 he built his first seven-meter cruiser. In 1975 he joined the staff of Yacht Magazine in Hamburg, and since 1980 has been responsible for boat test and DIY construction projects. He also wrote Fitting Out Your Boat published by Sheridan House.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
Why do your own fitting out?p. 7
How do you choose the right boat?p. 9
The yacht of my choicep. 13
The cabin as a workshopp. 18
Profiled battens and fittingsp. 24
Countersinking, screwing and pluggingp. 28
Doors, frames and spring catchesp. 32
Interior liningsp. 37
Making curves and cornersp. 43
Wood cladding for inner hull and headliningsp. 48
The fresh water systemp. 52
Chart table and lockerp. 58
Fitting out the galleyp. 64
The saloon: lockers, bunks and tablep. 71
Fitting out the headsp. 78
Finishing touches: covering the joinsp. 84
Fitting profiled battens and panels as headliningsp. 88
Gas installationp. 94
Upholstery for comfort and stylep. 100
Installing instrumentsp. 104
Fitting a lightning conductorp. 108
Soundproofing the engine compartmentp. 111
The electrical systemp. 113
Varnishingp. 117
Fitted carpetsp. 122
Perspex doorsp. 124
Perfection in design and colourp. 126
Selecting the sailsp. 130
Laid teak deckingp. 134
Installing a black water tank with gaugep. 150
Restoring a deck and coachroofp. 153
Repairs to wood and GRPp. 157
Fitting hatchesp. 160
Installing windowsp. 163
Repairing a keelp. 167
Varnishing topsides and below decksp. 171
Indexp. 175