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- Product No:
- Jim Anderson
- McGraw Hill
- 1st Edition
- Edition Date:
- April 1992
- 183 x 231 x 20 mm
- 295 g
- Sales Rank:
- 3325 (See Top 100 in Books)
For those who own a cherished but dilapidated fiberglass runabout, or for those who want a boat but are turned off by the high prices and often poor quality of today's offerings, this book explains everything there is to know about turning a rundown runabout into a real showpiece for a fraction of the cost of a new model. Author Jim Anderson, a runabout renovator from Minnesota's Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, leads readers through the whole renovation process.
For those who think a project like this may be more than they can handle, renovating an old runabout is actually less complicated and expensive than adding on a deck or redoing a room - two of the most popular projects for home handymen. And Anderson's sense of humour and gift for providing simple solutions make Runabout Renovation as fun to read as it is easy to understand.
The backyards of North America house literally millions of rundown runabouts ripe for renovation. With Jim Anderson's help, you can own a better boat than you can buy new, for a quarter of the price or less. And like a beautifully restored '57 Chevy, it'll have class.
Low-cost alternatives for the powerboater on a budget.
Although more people own boats ranging in length from 14 to 24 feet than all others combined, most books published about boat repair and restoration are directed at the "big boat" or yacht owner. In addition, many marine dealers and technicians never seem to have the right answers or the time to spend on people who own "little boats." Hence
You'll learn how to:
- Choose and survey aboat
- Make cosmetic repairs and repaint your boat
- Replace the floor
- Reupholster and carpet the interior
- Build a new transom
- Upgrade electrical and mechanical systems
. . . and much more. There's even a section on repairing aluminum boats, and one on installing and repairing horns, lights, bilge pumps, live wells, and other speedboat accessories.
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