Boat Maintenance


Code: 10215

Author: BURR

Boat Maintenance

Boating is essentially a cleaning and maintenance activity. Gelcoats lose their luster and crack. Decks are stained with rust and bird droppings. The cabin is a dank grotto on the driest day. Every boater wants his or her craft to be a thing of beauty and a pleasure to inhabit. But cleaning and maintenance is more than simply cosmetic on the water. Quite a few boats have been lost to grease fires and clogged bilge pumps. Routine maintenance prevents most problems and detects others early on. Every boat owner has also been faced with a bewildering array of products in a marine store, most with uninformative labels and breathtaking price tags. Boat Maintenance is a comprehensive survey of every conceivable cleaning, cosmetic, and routine maintenance project on a boat, and the best products and methods for tackling them. The book does not address maintenance in the sense of rebuilding a winch or a diesel. Rather it covers the general care of a boat, where cleaning and maintenance overlap--removing stains from the deck, inspecting and protecting standing rigging, restoring teak, cleaning the bilge. It is ongoing maintenance of this sort that devours the most of a boaters time and has filled the shelves of marine stores with competing and conflicting products.

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 September, 2004.