Recommendation For Books Detailing Fit Out Minutia?

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  1. Chotu
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    What are some good books detailing fit out minutia, especially for catamarans to keep them lightweight?

    *how to build exterior doors and door jambs
    *solid and transparent hatches
    *handling water runoff
    *ports
    *seat and table heights
    *common joinery technique for cabinets and setees
    *abyc and best practices, sizing for plumbing, hot water heaters, tankage
    *Abyc electric and best practices
    *Finishing techniques (Formica, paint, varnish)
    *support spacing for various thicknesses of plywood as cabin soles

    Etc etc
     
  2. jehardiman
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    Try Practical Yacht Joinery or Boat Joinery & Cabinet making Simplified both by Fred Bingham. Also From a Bare Hull by Maté or Boat Interior Construction by Naujok.
     
  3. cavalier mk2
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    Download the WEST book for light and strong construction ideas. For seat and elbow room notes Skene's has effective planners over a couple pages. Interior design is a game of inches and compromises, when you get dialed on on paper make some mockups to see how it works out.
     
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  4. Barry
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    or "A Finely Fitted Yacht" Mate
     
  5. cavalier mk2
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    Remember to adjust the Mate' stuff for multihull scantlings, his material was for Colin Archer style heavy displacement boats.
     
  6. Chotu
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    Thanks for the references to these books! I’ll get them for summer reading before starting the project this fall.
     
  7. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    If I recall correctly Roger Simpson did a book on multihull interior fit outs but the name escapes me. Maybe the brains trust here can fill in the book title.
     
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  8. wet feet
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    There is a lot of practical information in Ian Nicholson's "Boat Data Book".
     
  9. RodJM
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    Roger Simpson 'Just the fitting out to go' Published 1998 ISBN# 0 646 32215 X
    and
    'Simson on Boatbuilding' Published ?
    Both excellent books for the boat home builder working with ply.
    Might be hard/impossible to find new. Maybe look for second hand copies with online book stores.
    Boatcraft Pacific Australia for my books (purchased last century).
    Gougeon Brothers, as mentioned above, a must have.
    Good luck with your build.
     
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  11. Rumars
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    You should look at aluminium composite panels (ACP), and polypropylene honeycomb with fused fiberglass/polypropylene sides. One is PE or PU foam with thin Al skins, the other an all polypropylene panel. Both come prepainted in a range of colours. There are even systems with Al rails to wich you rivet or screw the panels (they form the corners) to make furniture, but both can be used without them. Fastening is glue, screws, rivets, and welding (polypropylene). They are widely used in the signage industry, and as furniture in RV's and at trade shows.

    You can also make your own prefinished sandwich panels if you like, use PU foam (rigid insulation sheets) and polyester resin/gelcoat. There is also a polyester resin made by Duratec called StyroSafe wich you can use with EPS and XPS. Laminate on a waxed glass or melamine plate, gelcoat down.
     
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