The Boatyard Book: A boatowner's guide to yacht maintenance, repair and refitting (Paperback)

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The Boatyard Book: A boatowner's guide to yacht maintenance, repair and refitting (Paperback)


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The Boatyard Book is a practical, comprehensive reference manual that provides sensible, accessible advice for boatowners on planning and carrying out annual maintenance, repairs, upgrades and refits of sailing yachts and motorboats, up to 20 metres in length.

Beginning with all the information owners will need to care for their boat, including how to budget and plan tasks to be done through the year, The Boatyard Book goes on to help them choose the best boatyard for their needs, then provides essential how-to reference material and ideas for a comprehensive range of projects large and small to be carried out ashore.

There's advice and tips from highly respected boatyard owners, specialists and surveyors, as well as from the author's own 25 years' experience of boat ownership, all fully illustrated with step-by-step photos and illustrations. Topics covered include:
- laying up
- hull and deck care
- mast and rigging
- sail care
- engines
- electrics
- maintenance of plumbing and gas systems
- more complex projects, including re-wiring a boat, overhauling an engine, how to treat osmosis and how to go about a complete refit.

This is a book to be kept at the yard, or on the boat, and used time and time again by those who are either happy to keep things ticking along with the minimum of effort or by those who want to get stuck into bigger projects.

A lifelong sailing enthusiast, Simon Jollands has filmed many major sailing events as well as producing and directing several sea safety films for the RNLI. He is the co-founder of app developer Safe Skipper Apps, which specialises in producing nautical reference apps, and is author of The Boatyard Book, Safe Skipper, Reeds Lights, Shapes and Buoyage Handbook and Go Sailing, all published by Adlard Coles.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472977106
ISBN-10: 1472977106
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English

“This well-presented volume is a guide to making the best use of boatyard time and facilities by careful planning and good organisation...his examples and explanations helped reduce the fear factor and should improve my conversations with professionals – or even my ability to have a go.” —Yachting Monthly

"Very readable… provides comprehensive schedules/logs detailing maintenance and ship’s inventory." - Cruising