From a Bare Hull

by Ferenc Mate

Hardcover, 1975



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Albatross (1975), Edition: First Thus, 534 pages


A complete step-by-step guide covering every aspect of fiberglass boat completion--woodworking, electrical, plumbing and hardware installation--with hundreds of tips on how to save time and money during construction as well as purchase. With over 100,000 copies in print, From a Bare Hull has become the reference book for home builders as well as many professionals. The Revised Edition contains all new photos and illustrations, much new text, new specs of the best sailboats available for home completion, the newest marine diesels, and the latest list of marine gear suppliers. It also has completely updated design theories, engineering concepts, descriptions of necessary tools and their uses, and lists of materials.

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LibraryThing member John_Vaughan
This book makes friends of the reader and admirers out of them for the author and his skills. Based on the concept of guiding any would-be boat builder through the stages of fitting out a (new) bare hull, the book covers every needed skill in helpful detail. Containing many photographs,
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particularly of gorgeous French yachts, that excite and encourage attention, Mate insist that readers can achieve perfection in the task.
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534 p.; 7.99 inches


0920256007 / 9780920256008

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