Ship Building, Buying, & Maintenance


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    E.B. White once wrote, "It is small wonder that men hold boats in the secret place of their mind, almost from the cradle to the grave." That secret place of the mind is often a source of fantasy when sailors dream of building their own perfect boat and taking her to idyllic harbors. This boo...
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    Contents: Hatch covers and their function; Basic advice; Common false beliefs; Leakage problems; Leak detection tests; Monitoring and inspection; Maintenance and repair; Heavy weather precautions; Safety when working with hatch covers; Procedures to open and close; and Condition assessment forms....
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    Truly an intelligently written, conceived and photographed guide to finding the best sailboat, from the ageless Herreshoff day-sailer to an ultra-light screamer. Great photos really tell the reader what the boat is all about. Updated list of kit boats.
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    First published in 1941. A practical handbook detailing every aspect of traditional wooden boatbuilding. Heavily illustrated. One of the standard, indispensable works on the subject. Foreword by Jon Wilson.
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    Boatbuilding Manual is one of the most widely read texts on the subject, and it has been used for years as a standard reference at both boatbuilding and design schools. A builder and designer for more than 55 years, Robert Steward has rare abilities as a writer and draftsman. His phrasing is clea...
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     Boating for Less is comprehensive, wide-ranging, and easy to use. Whether you are a first-time buyer of a small boat or a boat owner trading up to a larger yacht, you'll find this an indispensable guide.
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    Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse." -- Wooden Boat "A WEALTH OF VALUABLE INFORMATION." -- American Sailing Association The classic and definitive guide for the home boatbuilder--now updated   Everybody has the dream: Build a...
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    This book is a must for the amateur who wants to be convinced that he can confidently approach the prospect of building his own dream boat. With the support of many diagrams and sketches, Ian Nicolson teaches all the skills necessary to create anything from a small cruiser to an impressive 75-foo...
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    The skills required for top-notch canvaswork, from sails and sailcovers, flags, lee cloths and windscoops, to sprayhoods, cushion covers, boat covers and awnings and biminis, are explained in this book. The step-by-step, picture by picture instructions are intended to make each project easy to...
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    Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs...
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    First published in 1975, this classic guide is a collection of basic boat plans of a variety of Benford designs, ranging in size from 7 to 131 feet in length and selected from the custom designs created over the past three decades. It is designed as the spark to fire one’s ideas about the sort of...
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    CSC Pamphlet, 6th Edition Explains the Convention’s provisions for the periodic inspection of containers, ACEP inspections, original approval and administration, including enforcement. 
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    Why is stitch-and-glue boatbuilding so popular? Any number of construction methods will produce a beautiful boat. But for the backyard builder with limited experience and a tight budget, the choice is not so complicated. Traditional plank-on-frame and cold-molded construction require complicated ...
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    The guidelines focus on the IACS Member Societies’ survey procedures but may also be useful in connection with survey/examination schemes of other regulatory bodies, owners and operators. The manual includes a review of survey preparation guidelines, which cover the safety aspects related to the ...
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    First published forty years ago, this valuable reference work is written in a non-technical style with practical advice on working with fiberglass to make repairs and improvements correctly to extend the life of your boat.   It explains the peculiar nature of fiberglass, its durability, its weakn...
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    A step-by-step handbook on completing a 20-to-30-foot yacht or motorboat, starting from any standard fibreglass hull and deck. It gives advice on a variety of topics including choice of boat, building sites, cradles, choice of engine, joinery work and launching.
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     General cargo ship guidelines for the carriage of diverse forms of dry cargo, including a review of preparation for survey. This book provides guidelines for general cargo ships designed with one or more decks for the carriage of diverse forms of dry cargo. It includes a review of survey prepara...
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    General Guide for Container Cleaning, 2nd Edition This Guide uses color photographs to illustrate different types of container conditions in dry van, open top and refrigerated containers that may or may not require cleaning. For each condition, the Guide recommends the action to be taken, if ...
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    General Guide for Refrigerated Container Inspection and Repair, 3rd Edition Contains inspection criteria and repair recommendations for reefer containers. 
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    This TSCF/INTERTANKO Guidance Manual for Maintenance of Tanker Structure (2008) covers the process of planning, inspecting and repairing the steel structure and any protective coatings or protection systems. Reference is made to the requirements of the ISM Code. The practices and procedures desc...
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    Guide for Container Chassis Inspection and Maintenance, 4th Edition. Contains Inspection and Maintenance criteria recommendations for container chassis. 
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    Guide for Container Damage Measurement Provides methods of measuring damage to containers, including unusual cases. Explains how to calculate if damage exceeds ISO and IICL tolerances and describes tools required for container damage measurement.
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    Provides criteria for determining if damage to containers requires repair. Published jointly with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the criteria apply both for on/off-hire and in-service inspections. The Guide was developed by a Joint Working Group of representatives from shipping line...