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100 Fast and Easy Boat Improvements 100 Fast & Easy Boat Improvements
by Don Casey

Casey takes boatowners step-by-step through the 100 simplest, most practical projects he could find (and a few challenging ones, just for fun). Improve your boat's appearance, safety, comfort, and convenience, without any special tools or skills.

The Finely Fitted Yacht The Finely Fitted Yacht
The Boat Improvement Manual, Volumes 1 and 2
by Ferenc Mate, Candace Mate (Illustrator)

Mate's profusely illustrated volume will help you fit out your blue water cruiser to suit your needs. Interspersed with his unique humor are plans for hundreds of projects from major to mundane.

Boatowner's Weekend Woodworking Boatowner's Weekend Woodworking
by Garth Graves

Garth Graves' clearly illustrated guide to doing woodwork on your boat will take you, step-by-step, through weekend projects like these: Building rails, coamings, ladders, hatches, shelves; Bug-proofing your boat with a set of screens; Adding shelves and cabinets; Replacing old, worn-out wooden parts.

The Shipcarvers Handbook The Shipcarvers Handbook
How to Design and Execute Traditional Marine Carvings
by Jay S. Hanna
25 Woodworking Projects 25 Woodworking Projects
(Woodenboat Series)
by Peter, H. Spectre (Editor)
Sailor's Sketchbook Sailor's Sketchbook
by Bruce Bingham

These 76 projects for improving your boat include cockpit navigation centers and tables, a unique non-skid system, on-deck line stowage, bug screens and other "Velcroisms,'' wood-shelled blocks, a seagoing gallery, and portable showers. Bruce Bingham's wonderful drawings will inspire any sailor, no matter how inexperienced a do-it-yourselfer, to start tinkering on his or her boat.

Cruising World's Workbench Cruising World's Workbench
200 Ideas from America's Leading Cruising Magazine to Improve Your Life Afloat
by Bruce P. Bingham (Editor), Herb McCormick

Cruising World's Workbench brings together the 200 best "Workbench" projects, selected by the editors of Cruising World magazine and organized in functional categories such as cabin, deck, rigging, sails, electronics, and engine.

Boat Joinery and Cabinet Making Simplified Boat Joinery and Cabinet Making Simplified
by Fred P. Bingham

The woodworking is discussed in such detail that just about anyone, including longtime professionals, is likely to find many useful tricks of the trade.

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