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Metal Boats - A Practical Guide for Building or buying Small Steel and aluminum Craft

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Hardcopy
Edition
2nd

Metal Boats - A Practical Guide for Building or buying Small Steel and aluminum Craft

This comprehensive guide to metal boats covers sailboats and powerboats, both in aluminum and steel. While it will be of interest to anyone who owns a metal boat, it is a must for those who are planning to buy a metal boat, complete a boat from a bare hull, or build a completely new steel or aluminum boat themselves. Many experts agree that steel is the best hull construction material for a cruising sailboat or powerboat. And this construction method allows you to custom-build a boat for a reasonable price, one much lower than the cost of today's mass-produced fiberglass boats. In addition, much of the material in the book is of value to the builders and owners of non-metal boats since it explains how to deal with electrolysis, painting, compatibility of metals, and other such problems. Diagrams, boat plans, and photos illustrate this useful text.