Book for fiberglass boat building techniques

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  1. Hisham
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    Hisham Marine engineer

    Hi all,

    I have a quite experience in steel & wooden boat construction and building, I need to devolep my knowledge about fiberglass boat building techniques and construction.
    Any suggestions of a book covering the above topic?
     
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  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Ken Hankinson's book is over 30 years old now, so I'd consider something that incorporates some modern techniques, resin systems and materials.

    Try Arthur Edmunds: "Building a Fiberglass Boat" or Dave Geer's "Elements of Boat Strength".
     
  4. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    From the practical, non engineering side, very much can be learned on the internet.

    Have a look

    http://cernyyachtdesign.com/larche-dinghy-under-construction/

    This is a very good technique for home builders of custom one off foam core boats

    Engineering is a different problem. Best to let a pro engineer the laminates and structure.
     
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Subscribe to Practical Boat Builder a magazine .

    The air police in most countries are forcing more modern techniques than open mold hand layup , and many techniques are evolving and far too new for books.

    A couple of dozen back issues or a disc will give you what you need to understand how its done today.
     
  6. CarlC
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    CarlC Junior Member

    Or maybe you mean Professional BoatBuilder magazine?

    www.ProBoat.com
     
  7. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    I don't think Proboat has much to offer for regular people. It seems a bit esoteric.
     
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    "fiberglass boat design and construction" by Robert J Scott. published by SNAME
     
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  10. SamSam
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    I mean it has good info, but is usually technical type articles a long way from beginner experience or amateur situations. It's also just random articles of different marine trades, a lot of company and individual designers bio/history. It does not offer straight, beginning to end tutorial guides on something like 'fiberglass boat building techniques'.
     
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