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Don Casey s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair Sailboat Refinishing Sailbo

Don Casey s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual   Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat  Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair  Sailboat Refinishing  Sailbo Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 9780071462846
Release 2005-09-15
Pages 896
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The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape. More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops



Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair

Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 9780071502948
Release 1996-01-22
Pages 128
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A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace portlights, locate leaks, fix cracks and even holes, restore your hull's gloss, renew nonskid decks, and much more. You'll wonder what you were worried about.



Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 9780071782487
Release 2004-08-17
Pages 144
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". . . the perfect place to begin, or continue, your education." --Sailing Whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults.



Sailboat Refinishing

Sailboat Refinishing Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 9780071508995
Release 2007-02-26
Pages 144
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Make your boat shine again No improvement to a tired-looking boat will have a more dramatic impact than refinishing, and few tasks are easier. Here is everything you need to achieve a fabulous finish on your fiberglass boat’s bottom, topsides, deck, spars, wood trim, and belowdeck surfaces while saving time, money, and grief. What reviewers have said about Don Casey's boat maintenance books: “Astonishingly clear text and illustrations. The reader can almost feel the hand-holding this book provides through each step.”--Dockside “I own many books filled with advice, but I strongly suspect that this is the one I will consult most.”--Sailing “Casey makes tricky points clear in hundreds of illustrations and lively prose.”--SailNet “If you have an older sailboat, you need this book.”--The Ensign



Sailboat Electrical Systems Improvement Wiring and Repair

Sailboat Electrical Systems  Improvement  Wiring  and Repair Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 9780071708340
Release 1999-04-21
Pages 176
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Don't Be Baffled by Your Electrical System--Handle Repairs and Improvements with Ease With clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring . . . make good, safe connections . . . match your battery bank and alternator to your needs . . . troubleshoot problems quickly . . . avoid shore power problems . . . and more--all without a lot of technical jargon. "Don Casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library." --Chuck Hawley



Canvaswork and Sail Repair

Canvaswork and Sail Repair Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 0070133913
Release 1996-06-01
Pages 144
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The skills required for top-notch canvaswork are astonishingly few, and canvas's potential to protect your boat and enhance your enjoyment of it is practically limitless. Here is all you need to tackle virtually any canvaswork project: sails and sailcovers, flags, dodgers, ditty bags, cushion covers, and awnings--including Biminis. It's clean, safe, and risk-free--and you'll save a bunch of money and get exactly what you want in the process.



Sensible Cruising

Sensible Cruising Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 0071580255
Release 1990-10-01
Pages 356
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If wisdom can be defined as common sense that has withstood the test of time, then Sensible Cruising is a wise book. It explains: Why a sensible cruise is affordable to almost anyone. Why the boat of choice for most cruisers is under 35 feet. Why lowering the cost doesn't devalue the cruise. How simplicity minimizes insulation from the experience. How to think in terms of how little, not how much, is really required. Drawing heavily on the philosophy of the sage of Walden Pond, this book is a gentle guide to the art of commonsense cruising which, in hardcover, was one of the 10 best-selling sailing books of all time. Now available for the first time in paperback, Sensible Cruising, a former main selection of the Dolphin Book Club, is more pertinent than ever during this time of economic retrenchment. "No truer American existed than Thoreau . . . there was an excellent wisdom in him, proper to a rare class of men . . . [with] power of description and literary excellence . . . he chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself . . . "--Ralph Waldo Emerson "I never would have imagined that Thoreau's philosophy could be so aptly applied to anything as disparate as cruising."--Dr. Walter Harding, author and Secretary of the Thoreau Society "At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much."--Robin Lee Graham, Circumnavigator and author of Dove "One of the wonderful things about the cruising life is that it teaches you how little you can get along on, that to lead a fulfilling life it is not necessary to have a big pile of bucks. This may have been self-evident to Thoreau before the day of mass media, but in our modern environment it is a philosophy that is difficult to come by. Your readers should be aware that being judicious in their purchases can be financially rewarding at the end. We have always treated our boats as investments, and made money, on all of them."--Steve Dashew, Circumnavigator, and author of Bluewater Handbook and The Circumnavigator's Handbook It does look sometimes as if the world were on its last legs. How many there are whose principal employment is is nowadays to eat their meals and go to the post-office."--Henry David Thoreau What others say about this book: "This is one of the most intriguing and original books on cruising to appear in a long time . . . an admirably practical guide . . . with a delightful sense of humor . . . "--John Rousmaniere, author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, The Sailing Lifestyle, Fastnet Force 10, and The Golden Pastime: A New History of Yachting "For anyone contemplating a prolonged sail . . . this book makes an excellent companion, full of sensible advice on the fine art of making-do when things don't go quite as expected."--Soundings "Sensible Cruising is a refreshing change, written for those of us who dream of modest goals. Every cruising sailor, ambitious or unambitious, should read and treasure this memorable volume."--Sailing "Casey and Hackler suck the very marrow of life from Henry David Thoreau's writings to build a case for the small cruiser. The perfect instigation to get procrastinators and naysayers off the pot and over the horizon."--Dan Spurr, Senior Editor, Cruising World, and author of Spurr's Boatbook: Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat



This Old Boat

This Old Boat Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 0071579931
Release 1991-05-01
Pages 408
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Let's say you're a typical low-paid working stiff. You've sailed small boats all your life, you've saved a little money--you're finally ready for a real cruising boat. You drop in on Tadd, your friendly neighborhood yacht broker, who is more than happy to sell you that brand-new Trickledown 32 for only $90,000, plus a few optional extras like anchors, sails, cushions, a compass, instruments--stuff like that; say, $115,000 ready to sail. "One hundred and fifteen thousand . . . dollars?" "Not to worry," says Tadd. "Only 20% down and 10 years of easy payments and you're off into the sunset. Let's see, that's $23,000 down and, at 10% interest, only $1,215.79 per month--plus insurance of course. Send me a postcard from Tahiti." "How much per month? That's half my salary! Don't you have anything in my price range?" Tadd glances conspicuously at his Rolex, sighing, and points to a characterless Clorox jog with a spindly mast--a hyperthyroid daysailer with bunks for the seven dwarfs; NOT what you had in mind! And then you see it, in the back of the yard, varnish hanging in strips off weather-beaten trim, rigging frayed, sails ripped and stained, dank interior with dangling wires and scurrying anonymous inhabitants. But underneath all the squalor you see the lines of a real cruising boat--a sturdy hull with a sprightly sheer from the pen of a Philip Rhodes or a Tom Gillmer--a fiberglass boat built back when craftsmanship still meant something. You remember when you bought your house--it looked a lot like this boat, and you and your all-thumbs husband managed to breathe life into it over time, painting, papering, spackling--lots of spackling. This boat has possibilities. "How much?" you ask. "You're kidding, right?" says Tadd, flicking a bit of cobweb from his spotless Breton Reds. "Take it for, say, $8,000?" Sold. Well, now you've got it home, but Bob and Norm aren't there every weekend to help guide you through this restoration. Where to turn? Turn to This Old Boat. Don Casey, co-author of Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach, assumes you know nothing--not even how to use tools--and leads you methodically and good-naturedly through every step of turning a cast-off fiberglass boat into a real show-stopper, including the simplest and most comlete explanation yet of sailmaking--the sailor's darkest and most expensive art. Casey's step-by-step drawings guide you through a simple project--laying up a fiberglass instrument case, for example--then show you how to apply those skills to something more ambitious--like building a new hatch. With this book and the best buyer's market in boating history, you can send Tadd that postcard from Tahiti--and have money to spare. Can't afford that brand-new boat? Take advantage of the best buyer's market in boating history. Turn a rundown production boat into a first-class yacht with This Old Boat. Whether you are skilled or unskilled, whether you like sail or powerboats, here is everything you need to: Find the right boat at the right price Map out a logical, affordable renovation plan Work with fiberglass--everything from minor cosmetics to major structural repairs Renovate rigging, winches, engines, and other mechanical systems Work with wood, canvas, and plastic Change the interior from a cramped, dingy dormitory to a light, spacious livable home Repair and modernize the electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration systems Add a stunning, mirror-like finish Make your own dodgers, sail covers, and SAILS--and much more! "Casey's intelligent, practical advice covers just about everything, and his style is just what the doctor ordered for anyone daft enough to want to fix up an old boat."--Southern Boating "A great book for anyone on the water."--Maine Coastal News



Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and Owners

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats  A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and Owners Author Henry Mustin
ISBN-10 0070442487
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 139
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Since the late 1950s, when the first "plastic" sailboat shocked the New York Boat Show, fiberglass boatbuilding has gone through classic growing pains. Longtime yacht broker and marine surveyor Henry Mustin has seen it all: the slow acceptance of those early, heavy boats; the market boom of the lighter boats of the 1970s; the "boat pox" scare of the 1980s; and the continued lack of industry standards that makes buying and owning a fiberglass boat an adventure. In Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats Mustin explains what to watch for in a used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. He shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. And he addresses the question: When is a fiberglass boat too used up to save? Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig, and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices. Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive--several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat. The inside story on surveying fiberglass boats. No sailor should be without it. Praise for Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: "A concisely written primer for sailors considering purchasing a used boat, preparing for extended cruising, or seeking guidelines for an ongoing maintenance program. . . . Mustin is adept at distilling often highly involved subjects, so you should be able to learn the fundamentals of evaluating a vessel's major structures, systems, and equipment."--SAIL "Thoroughly studying this book will enable you to inspect your own boat, identify problems and formulate an effective maintenance program. Plus, if you plan to buy either a used or new fiberglass sailboat, this book should help you reduce your cost."--Ensign ". . . long-time professional boat surveyor Mustin shares his experience in a compact, easy-to-reference handbook . . . This slender volume provides the foundation for a holistic boat maintenance program, making it as valuable for owners as it is for buyers."--Rhode Island Boating I would like to have had Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats . . . when I was in the market for a boat . . . Mustin takes prospective buyers on a detailed tour of boat materials, structures, rigging systems and construction techniques, illustrating . . . the potential weaknesses to watch out for--anything from blisters and stress cracks to corrosion."--Grand Rapids Press



Hull Deck Repair

Hull   Deck Repair Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 1408100029
Release 2008
Pages 131
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A fibreglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. But it's not. There is virtually no repair to a fibreglass hull or deck that a motivated owner can't do as well (if not as quickly) as a professional, and in this practical manual, Don Casey gives you all the advice you need to repair and maintain your fibreglass boat. With admirably clear explanations and diagrams, Casey explains how to mend leaks, seal joints, fix cracks and holes, replace portlights, restore a hull's gloss, renew non-slip decks, and deal with keel and rudder damage as well as core problems. In fact he covers everything the boater needs to know, and much more. 'A very effective guide to repairs… so clear and compact.' Practical Boat Owner



100 Fast Easy Boat Improvements

100 Fast   Easy Boat Improvements Author Don Casey
ISBN-10 0071440550
Release 2004
Pages 138
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Takes boatowners step-by-step through the 100 simplest, most practical projects.



World Cruising Routes

World Cruising Routes Author Jimmy Cornell
ISBN-10 9781408158883
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 616
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A guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It advises on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, and optimum times for individual routes, plus over 6,000 waypoints.



Storm Tactics Handbook

Storm Tactics Handbook Author Larry Pardey
ISBN-10 1929214871
Release 2008-10-02
Pages 255
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Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them; Lessons from Cape Horn, An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake, Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud, Adding Rudder Protection Stops. Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.



The Complete Trailer Sailor How to Buy Equip and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

The Complete Trailer Sailor  How to Buy  Equip  and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats Author Brian Gilbert
ISBN-10 9780071593601
Release 2007-06-22
Pages 192
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A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.



Launching Dreams

Launching Dreams Author Baden Pascoe
ISBN-10 1877378844
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 152
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A large format pictorial and historical account of the life of businessman and boat builder Percy Vos, his boatyard at Westhaven, the boats he built and the people he worked with. Established in 1922, P.Vos Ltd built a wide range of boats from simple dinghies and runabouts to large luxury launches, yachts, fishing boats and the car ferry Korea. The author Baden Pascoe is a well-known writer on maritime subjects and has a long-standing family connection to the Vos family and Percy's boats.



World Voyage Planner

World Voyage Planner Author Jimmy Cornell
ISBN-10 9781408156315
Release 2012-08-16
Pages 352
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Jimmy Cornell is the undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. In his new book, he helps the would-be voyager plan their trip step by step. Aimed at those seriously contemplating an extended cruise (and those dreaming about the possibility), this book will give an idea of what is involved in developing the right strategy. Amongst many other aspects, Jimmy looks at: - World weather systems - Strategies for sailing long or short circuits in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - The pros and cons of different routes at different times of year (taking in account weather, timings, wind directions and strengths, likelihood of fog, icebergs, gales, etc) - The pros and cons, attractions and dangers of different routes (such as the problem of piracy) - Practicalities (repair facilities, common gear breakage on extended voyages, places to leave the boat to fly home if necessary, health considerations, provisioning for a long trip, personal safety measures, and much more) - Jimmy's top ten list of common things that ruin a voyage Written from an international point of view, Jimmy Cornell's Blue Water Voyage Planning can help sailors from any country going to any other achieve a safe and enjoyable cruise.



Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat A Guide to Essential Features Handling and Gear

Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat  A Guide to Essential Features  Handling  and Gear Author John Vigor
ISBN-10 9780071706070
Release 2001-04-11
Pages 232
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"An invaluable resource. [Vigor's] practical wisdom gives you the know-how and confidence to prepare your boat for the sea."--Cruising World. Here is the book that answer the sailor's fundamental question--"Can my boat take me offshore safely?"--then shows how to make it happen.