Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat
By Dan Spurr
3rd Edition 2006
Provides all the help needed to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface, fitting, and system on your boatâ€”stem to stern, project by project.
This all-in-one guide leads you step by step to a seaworthy, crew-friendly boat with top-notch cruising performance. Not only will you learn what to look for when you buy a new or used boat, you'll also learn how to reinforce your boat's hull and structural components, redesign and replace rigging, upgrade electrical systems, and much more. Special features include: •A detailed survey of 70 used and new fiberglass sailboats best suited to offshore sailing
•Gear and equipment recommendations by brand name
•Construction details and other essential features of a strong, safe cruising boat
•How to make critical repairs to the deck, hull, bulkheads, blisters, and portlights