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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 book is...
  • $51.95 $59.95
    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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    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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    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...
  • $13.95 $22.95
    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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    Overview The Guidance Manual for Tanker Structures - 2018 Consolidated Edition is based on the experiences and practices used by members of the Tanker Structure Co-operative Forum, which is made up of owners, operators and classification societies. This edition also incorporates IACS Unified Requ...
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    While the double hull tanker is not new, the application of today’s technology for their design is. Because of this, the Tanker Structure Co-Operative Forum prepared these guidelines for the inspection and maintenance of the new generation of structures. It is to be hoped that, by making such a p...
  • $88.20 $99.99
    The book was written by Mike Wall, Managing Director of Kiwi Marine Consultants Limited and a qualified mediator. Mike has 20 years experience in hull, machinery, cargo and condition surveys in the USA, New Zealand, Fiji and South East Asia and proved an excellent commentator on the matter. Durin...
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    Here is everything you need to know to construct a carvel planked cruising boat with no more than a set of plans, a pile of lumber, and determination.
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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. 
  • $279.95 $299.95
    The Full Set of Container Publications include the following manuals: (4112) Guide for Container Equipment Inspection, 6th Ed., (1117) General Guide for Container Cleaning, 2nd Ed., (1105) Repair Manual for Steel Freight Containers, (1125) Guide for Open Top Container Equipment Inspection, (1106)...
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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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    Guide for Container Chassis Inspection and Maintenance, 4th Edition. Contains Inspection and Maintenance criteria recommendations for container chassis. 
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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...
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    Guide for Open Top Container Equipment Inspection (180 pages) Addresses in detail the inspection of components and cleaning decisions specific to open top containers.