Introduction Leaks Choosing a Sealant Rebedding Deck Hardware Preparing a Cored Deck for New Hardware Sealing Chainplates Sealing Portholes--A Temporary Solution Rebedding Deadlights Replacing Portlights Mast Boots Hull-to-Deck Joint Centerboard Trunks Through-Hull Fittings Pressurizing to Find Leaks Restoring the Gloss Buffing Sanding Scratch Repair Deck Repairs Stress Cracks Voids Crazing (Alligatoring) Renewing Nonskid Teak Decks Laminate Repair Understanding Polyester Resin Grinding Is Essential The Basics of Fiberglass Lay-up When to Use Epoxy Core Problems Delamination Wet Core Damaged Core Reinstalling the Skin Strengthening Stiffening a Skin Hull Repairs Gouges Blisters Impact Damage Keel and Rudder Damage Weeping Keel Keel/Centerboard Pivot Problems Hull Damage Around Fins and Skegs Damaged Rudder Blade/Shaft Movement External Ballast Index
Don Casey abandoned his career in banking in 1983 to devote more time to cruising and writing. His work combining these two passions soon began to appear in many popular sailing and boating magazines. He is the author of the best-selling This Old Boat, and six other International Marine titles. He and his wife, Olga, are currently cruising and living aboard their boat. HOMETOWN: Miami, Florida
The reader can almost feel the hand-holding this book provides--if [Casey's other books] are only half as clear as this one, I would want to own them all.''