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Runabout Renovation : How to Find and Fix Up an Old Fiberglass Speedboat - Jim Anderson

Runabout Renovation

How to Find and Fix Up an Old Fiberglass Speedboat

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1992
ISBN: 9780071580083
Number Of Pages: 160

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For those who own a cherished but dilapidated fiberglass runabout, or for those who want a boat but are turned off by the high prices and often poor quality of today's offerings, this book explains everything there is to know about turning a rundown runabout into a real showpiece for a fraction of the cost of a new model. Author Jim Anderson, a runabout renovator from Minnesota's Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, leads readers through the whole renovation process.

For those who think a project like this may be more than they can handle, renovating an old runabout is actually less complicated and expensive than adding on a deck or redoing a room--two of the most popular projects for home handymen. And Anderson's sense of humor and gift for providing simple solutions make "Runabout Renovation" as fun to read as it is easy to understand.

The backyards of North America house literally millions of rundown runabouts ripe for renovation. With Jim Anderson's help, you can own a better boat than you can buy new, for a quarter of the price or less. And like a beautifully restored '57 Chevy, it'll have "class."

Low-cost alternatives for the powerboater on a budget.

Although more people own boats ranging in length from 14 to 24 feet than all others combined, most books published about boat repair and restoration are directed at the "big boat" or yacht owner. In addition, many marine dealers and technicians never seem to have the right answers or the time to spend on people who own "little boats." Hence "Runabout Renovation," a complete guide to finding and fixing up old fiberglass speedboats.

You'll learn how to: Choose and survey a boat Make cosmetic repairs and repaint your boat Replace the floor Reupholster and carpet the interior Build a new transom Upgrade electrical and mechanical systems

. . . and much more. There's even a section on repairing aluminum boats, and one on installing and repairing horns, lights, bilge pumps, live wells, and other speedboat accessories.

"Considering the tens of thousands of fiberglass powerboats that exist today, one wonders why Jim Anderson's "Runabout Renovation" is so late in coming. Whether you're shopping for a used or new boat, or trying to maintain the value of a boat you already own, this book will prove indispensable."--Richard Lebowitz, Editor, "Boating World"

Industry Reviews

"A good book for do-it-yourselfers." Boating World

The Birth and Evolution of the Runabout
The Dark Art of Surveying
Planning: The Key to a Successful Renovation
Out with the Old Floor, In with the New
Build a New Improved Transom
The Narrow Path to a Gleaming Finish
New Life for Old Interiors
Accessories, Improvements, and Tips
Renovating Aluminum Boats
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071580083
ISBN-10: 0071580085
Series: International Marine-RMP
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 22nd April 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 18.8  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1