Upgrading Your Boat s Interior

Author: Mike Westin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159090
Format: PDF
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The second in a series of highly practical, hands-on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Upgrading Your Boat's Interior fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat maintenance and repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Mike Westin does. This is a visual, hand-holding guide, dwelling on the practical details of upgrading every aspect of a tired boat's interior and related systems as it explains each procedure rather than focussing on the theory (which is relegated to an appendix, for those who wish to go further). It's surprising how a few simple renovations and upgrades can transform the look and comfort of a cabin. Anyone planning to attempt these projects will find this photographic step-by-step book a hand-holding godsend.

The Boat Improvement Bible

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408158981
Format: PDF
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The Boat Improvement Bible is the most up to date, user friendly and hands-on practical manual for boatowners who wish to improve their sailboat or motorboat. It will equip any boatowner with average DIY skills to improve all aspects of their boat: safety, comfort, facilities, storage and performance on the water. Many of these projects will also help increase a boat's value. Projects include: installing a heating system, installing hot water and a shower, increasing water tank size, making the heads electric, installing air conditioning or better ventilation, setting up solar or wind power charging for the batteries, fitting a generator, adding a gas alarm, installing interior lighting, adding a bathing platform or boarding ladder, plus much, much more. Packed with exploded diagrams, helpful step-by-step photographs and detailed guidance, The Boat Improvement Bible provides a wealth of DIY expertise and advice to enable anyone to improve their yacht or motorboat. With this book to hand, you'll never need to call in the experts!

Spurr s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat

Author: Daniel Spurr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071487298
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Is your boat ready to go cruising? Just about every sailboat—used and new—can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr’s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat tells you what those standards are, and gives you all the help you need to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface, fitting, and system on your boat—stem to stern, project by project. This all-in-one guide leads you step by step to a seaworthy, crew-friendly boat with top-notch cruising performance. Not only will you learn what to look for when you buy a new or used boat, you'll also learn how to reinforce your boat’s hull and structural components, redesign and replace rigging, upgrade electrical systems, and much more. Special features include: A detailed survey of 70 used and new fiberglass sailboats best suited to offshore sailing Gear and equipment recommendations by brand name Construction details and other essential features of a strong, safe cruising boat How to make critical repairs to the deck, hull, bulkheads, blisters, and portlights

Sailing into Retirement 7 Ways to Retire on a Boat at 50 with 10 Steps that Will Keep You There Until 80

Author: Jim Trefethen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071824510
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How-to guidance for retiring on a boat—for aging captains and landlubbers Have you ever thought you might want to retire on a boat? Of course you have or you wouldn’t have picked up this book! Whatever form your yearning for aquatic retirement takes, Jim Trefethen can help you realize the dream. After sailing together for over 40 years, the Jim and his wife have learned the secrets of living a content and productive life. Here Jim shares those secrets, including: ● Making sure you really want to do it: then make sure you are sure. ● How to upsize your ambitions while downsizing your life, in ways that will enhance your retirement ● How to get all your shore-side affairs in order, then to make some important adjustments in your attitude, confidence, and self esteem ● Easy-to-understand pointers and suggestions for deciding which type of retired cruising is best for you ● A ten-step plan to buying a boat with as little drama as possible ● How to modify your new/old floating retirement home to make it safer, more comfortable, and more elderly friendly

Maintain and Improve Your Powerboat

Author: Paul Esterle
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071549358
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dozens of DIY projects to keep your boat looking good and running well This wide-ranging projects book covers maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to improve comfort, utility, appearance, value, safety, and enjoyment of powerboats up to 35 feet long. Projects include standard maintenance like changing engine oil and preparing for winter storage; minor repairs like rebedding deck hardware; and upgrades like creating new storage and improving your boat’s fuel efficiency.

Das Wunder von Berlin

Author: Daniel James Brown
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
ISBN: 3641093309
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

The Voyager s Handbook

Author: Beth Leonard
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071784489
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.”—Blue Water Sailing “If you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook.”—Sailing “Every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook.”—Blue Water Sailing This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles—Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife—Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Starting with the things you can’t do without—an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, money—Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the ship’s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

Replacing Your Boat s Electrical System

Author: Mike Westin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408132931
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's electrical system, aimed at the DIY boat repairer or builder who wants less theory, more instructive detail.