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BoatWorks started, as so many grand schemes do, over a beer. SAIL’s then publisher, Eric Cressy, and I were bemoaning the fact that we weren’t able to devote as many pages as we would like to our common passion – working on older fiberglass boats. The solution, I suggested, would be to start up a magazine devoted to just that.
We already knew who our readers would be. They are all those sailors who love communing with their boats as much as sailing them. Some enjoy the process of maintaining, repairing, and upgrading their beloved vessels. Others simply cannot afford to pay up to $80 an hour to have professionals do what any weekend warrior with a little time, inspiration, and the proper instruction can do as well. And still others may not do the work themselves but nevertheless want to know what’s involved. In short, our readership is the entire spectrum of boatowners and sailors. After all, a boat starts to need maintenance the moment it is commissioned for the first time.
We knew we had the in-house expertise to put such a magazine together.
Our then senior editor, Charles J. Doane, was in the middle of a comprehensive refit of a classic fiberglass sailboat.
I had spent 4 years gutting and refurbishing a big wooden boat, replacing every system within its beautiful mahogany hull. We had such savvy contributors as Don Casey, Nigel Calder, Aussie Bray, and Mark Corke to call on.
Between us all, we had an unmatched depth of knowledge just waiting to be plumbed.
We determined right away that Boat-Works - named after a long-running technical feature in SAIL - would be different from all other boating magazines.
I had long envied the ability of do-it-yourself magazines for homeowners, gardeners, and others to illustrate projects with detailed, full-color, step-by-step photography.
This was something that the space constraints of a monthly magazine devoted to all aspects of boating - not just to DIY projects - rendered impossible.
But why should the boatowner not have the benefit of this approach to technical writing? We decided to make clearly photographed, easily followed, step-by-step explanations of both simple and complex projects the cornerstone of our new magazine. All photography would be in color. It was something no other boating magazine did at the time, and we still do it better than anyone else.
When Mark Corke brought his considerable photographic and technical expertise to the magazine after the first issue was published, our path was made clear. A good many of the how-to and step-by-step articles in the magazine are written and photographed by our editorial staff, based on work we carry out on our own boats, and no other boating magazine can match that. Others might write about it, but we go out and do it.
We are also fortunate to have an informed and vocal readership, many of whom have taken up pen and camera and contributed their own articles to BoatWorks; you’ll find some great examples in this book. Our readers have also given us great suggestions for topics to cover.
All of which helps account for the eclectic brew of topics in this book. We have made no attempt to cover every aspect of every subject, because that would be impossible, as we’ve found over the last 3 years. Rather, we’ve cast our net widely to come up with a mix of hard information, step-by-step improvements, uncommon solutions to common problems, and the odd project that’s just wacky enough to keep life interesting. We hope you have as much fun reading it as we have putting it all together.
1 Meet Your Boat
Things to Watch for When Buying an Older Boat - Nigel Calder
Conducting a Mini-Survey - Peter Nielsen
Hull Shape and Boat Performance - Nigel Calder
2 Repairs and Maintenance
New Bulkheads - James D. Phyfe
Holes Below the Waterline - Peter Nielsen
Fixed-Port Repair - Paul Esterle
Fairing a Boat’s Keel - Peter Nielsen
Core Repairs - Paul Esterle
Working with Epoxy - Mark Corke
Repairing Gelcoat - Peter Caplen
Rebedding Deck Hardware - James D. Phyfe
3 Paint and Varnish
Painting and Varnishing Tips - Don Casey
Choosing Brightwork Finishes - Mark Corke
Bottom Painting - Peter Caplen
Choosing a Bottom Paint - Mark Corke
Spray Painting Your Boat - Virginia Schultz
Removing Old Paint and Varnish - Paul Esterle
Marking a Waterline - Mark Corke
Finishing a Wooden Dinghy - Mark Corke
4 Sails and Rigging
Mainsail Choices - Peter Nielsen
Assembling Compression Terminals - Charles J. Doane
Choosing and Installing a Headsail Furler - Charles Mason
Preventing Halyard Wrap in a Furling Gear - Peter Nielsen
Installing an Inner Forestay - Scott Roberts
Build Your Own Spinnaker - Robert Leach
Combating Sail Wear - Bill Springer
Building a Mast - Dave Baldwin
Mast-Raising System - Clarence Jones
Splicing Three-Strand Rope - Mark Corke
Rope Care - Mark Corke
Pamper Your Old Atomic 4 Louk - Marinus Wijsen
To Repower or Not? - Quentin Kinderman
Servicing Fuel Injectors - Peter Caplen
Engine Spares to Have Aboard - Mark Corke
Replacing Cutless Bearings - Peter Caplen
Stuffing Box Maintenance - Peter Caplen
What You Should Know About Engine Oil - Nigel Calder
Raw-Water Strainers - Peter Caplen
Impeller Pumps - Peter Nielsen
Replacing Engine Controls - Peter Nielsen
Installing a Fuel Tank - John Arrufat
Installing a Water Tank - Mark Corke
Pipe and Hose Clamps - Aussie Bray
Upgrading Deck Hardware - Mark Corke
Installing Seacocks - Mark Corke
Upgrading to Wheel Steering - Peter Nielsen
Installing a New Propeller - Mark Corke
Plumbing - Peter Nielsen
7 Electrics and Electronics
Electrical Troubleshooting - Jim Haynie
Installing a Shore-Power System - Ted Hugger
Troubleshooting Engine-Starting Problems - Nigel Calder
A “No-Hole” Transducer - Charles J. Doane
Switching to LEDs - Mark Corke
Crimping Terminals - Mark Corke
AC Power from an Inverter - Aussie Bray
Troubleshooting with a Multimeter - Warren Miller
Installing Cockpit Speakers - Mark Corke
Rewiring Your Boat Mark - Corke
8 More Improvement Projects
Lifeline Replacement - Peter Nielsen
Installing a Forehatch - Mark Corke
Making Stowage Pockets - Robert Leach
Installing Lifeline Netting - Lisa Suhay
Securing Your Cabin Sole - Mark Corke