Improve your own boat - Projects and tips for the practical boat builder by Ian Nicolson
As every boat owner knows, the more you sail, the more conscious you become of small design faults, safety deficiencies, performance problems, or simply ways in which the boat could be more efficiently maintained. This handbook tells you how to tackles such problems, how to carry out the work with confidence, fully aware of the potential pitfalls and armed with plenty of sound, step-by-step practical advice. A whole range of exciting projects are featured--some simple, others more complex--but none of which require boatyard expertise. As the author makes clear, the experience of doing the work yourself is rewarding and fun, and it will add to the satisfaction derived from the improvements themselves.