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The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual, by Allan H. Vaitses

A guide to cosmetic and structural repairs of fiberglass boats - large or small, sail or power.

171 pages
Year of Latest Edition: 1988
Cost: $29.95


Materials and Construction
What is Fiberglass
Boatbuilding Resins
Resin Products
Glues and Putties
The Glass Fiber Materials
Constructing the Fiberglass Boat
Gel-Coat and Paint Finishes
Interior Parts
Other Fiberglass Parts

Restoring the surface Finish
Gelcoat dullness and fading
Scratches, dings and breakouts
Gelcoat cracks
Bubbles, blisters and boat pox
Regelcoating vs. repainting

The Art of Fiberglassing
Hand Lay-up
Laying up Core Materials
Repairing or applying reinforcements
Tabbing Parts to Hull and Deck

Fractures, Small Holes, Delaminations
Grinding and Cutting
Patching cored construction

Dealing with core problems
Confined and accessibble deck saturation
Core Saturation

Rebuilding Large Holes and Shattered Areas
Making molds off similar boats

Undercured resin, Resin Rich and cooked laminates

Repairing keels and other underwater parts
Centerboards and Centerboard trunks

Troubles on Deck
Rail Caps

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