More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 8/15/2010.
What is included with this book?
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat.Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and obtain practical advice on working with GRP. In a deliberately non-technical manner, he explains the peculiar nature of fibreglass, its durability, its weaknesses, where its likely to fail, the effects of use and the weather, plus the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. 'One of the most respected works on the subject... thorough and its scope is vast' Yachting Monthly 'A long-established classic' Kelvin Hughes
Hugo du Plessis has spent a lifetime working with fibreglass. Fifty years ago he was one of the pioneers, starting as a moulder and boatbuilder and later becoming a surveyor specialising in fibreglass. He has owned boats for over sixty years and his books have sold all around the world.
Table of Contents
|Principles of fibreglass boatbuilding||p. 1|
|Tools and working conditions||p. 24|
|Health and safety||p. 27|
|Understanding how fibreglass can fail||p. 34|
|Physical failure||p. 35|
|Destructive influences||p. 41|
|Factors of safety||p. 49|
|Effects of heat||p. 53|
|Turning a bare moulding into a boat|
|Attaching fittings||p. 98|
|Hardspots and stress concentrations||p. 113|
|Double shell mouldings||p. 121|
|Sandwich or cored mouldings||p. 125|
|Wood and fiberglass||p. 145|
|Fibreglass and other materials||p. 149|
|The gel coat - that shiny fiberglass look|
|Gel coat||p. 155|
|Nasty little lumps||p. 163|
|Can the gel coat be saved?||p. 184|
|Replacing a gel coat||p. 190|
|In the beginning - moulding|
|Conditions for moulding||p. 201|
|Moulding faults||p. 210|
|Mouldless construction||p. 214|
|Inspection and quality||p. 229|
|Maintenance and use|
|Design for low maintenance||p. 234|
|Maintenance and cleaning||p. 247|
|Temporary repair||p. 259|
|Minor repair||p. 264|
|Major repair||p. 267|
|Every crack tells a story||p. 270|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|