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Heart of Glass (1st Edition) by Daniel Spurr (2004)

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Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Built Them

A groundbreaking history of the revolution that gave boating to the middle class.

When Ray Greene built the first crude fiberglass dinghy in 1942, no one - not even Greene himself - knew that he had fired the opening shot in a boating revolution. Here, for the first time, is the rich and colourful history of how such men as Charley Morgan, Everett Pearson, Dick Bertram, Hobie Alter, and Rod Johnstone, working on a shoestring and often out of their garages, transformed boating.

Here too are the legendary boats that built an industry - classics like the Pearson Triton, Boston Whaler, Bermuda 40, Cal 40, Hobie Cat, Morgan Out Island 41, Bertram 31, Magnum 27, Grand Banks trawlers, J/24, and others.

'A masterly book.' - Bernadette Bernon, Cruising World

'Reads like a novel, and like Dorothy's Tin Man, has given fiberglass a heart.' - Boating

'An amazing tale.' - SAIL

Product Overview
Product NoCMS0016501
Weight (g)799 g
AuthorDaniel Spurr
PublisherMcGraw Hill
Edition1st Edition
Edition DateJan-04
Pages400
Size188 x 230 x 22mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780071435468
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Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Built Them

A groundbreaking history of the revolution that gave boating to the middle class.

When Ray Greene built the first crude fiberglass dinghy in 1942, no one - not even Greene himself - knew that he had fired the opening shot in a boating revolution. Here, for the first time, is the rich and colourful history of how such men as Charley Morgan, Everett Pearson, Dick Bertram, Hobie Alter, and Rod Johnstone, working on a shoestring and often out of their garages, transformed boating.

Here too are the legendary boats that built an industry - classics like the Pearson Triton, Boston Whaler, Bermuda 40, Cal 40, Hobie Cat, Morgan Out Island 41, Bertram 31, Magnum 27, Grand Banks trawlers, J/24, and others.

'A masterly book.' - Bernadette Bernon, Cruising World

'Reads like a novel, and like Dorothy's Tin Man, has given fiberglass a heart.' - Boating

'An amazing tale.' - SAIL

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