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Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated


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Table of Contents

1. How a Fiberglass Boat Is Built
2. Diagnosing Damage
3. Materials, Tools, and Basic Techniques
4. Gelcoat Restoration and Repair
5. Making Joints, Plugs, and Molds
6. Hull, Keel, and Rudder Fairing
7. Major Repairs
8. Osmosis and Blister Repair
9. Finishing Your Repair Work

About the Author

Roger Marshall (Jamestown, RI) has impressive credentials as a designer, author, and boater. After 5 years designing for the legendary firm of Sparkman & Stephens, he founded his own design company and has created boats from 15 to 65 feet in length. He is the author of 12 boating books, including The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat (1999), All About Powerboats (2001), and Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power (2006). An accomplished sailor, Marshall has competed at all levels of racing, including 5 Fastnet races, 11 Bermuda races, and the 1997 Atlantic Challenge from New York to Falmouth, England (placing third). Author of more than 600 magazine articles, he is a six-time Boating Writers International award winner and chair of the publications committee for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

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