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BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT
e-book 1400 Colour pages !  Large easy to read format.

Here are just a fraction of huge list of subjects covered.

Planning and how much will it cost. Your budget. Earn as you cruise. Setting up a workshop. Best boat size for cruising. Crew requirements: new or second-hand or build? The KISS factor.

Fully detailed construction methods for building in Fiberglass, Steel, Wood Epoxy with all methods fully explained ... Thousands of drawings and thousands of step by step photographs this is a complete boatbuilding book !

Hull types, including keels and other appendages. Selecting a hull type. Formulas and technical considerations . Displacement length ratios and meanings. Seaworthiness, hull balance, self steering capabilities with and without mechanical devices. Raised decks, poop sterns. All types of rigs  fully explained. Underwater considerations; draft limitations, centre-boards, drop keels, twin keels. Rudder types; transom hung rudder.

Over 200 designs you can build in Steel, Fibeglass or Wood Epoxy. Step by step construction photos for all building methods.  Hundreds of photos of completed boats including interiors etc.


What is an e-book ?  An e-book is a book on DOWNLOAD or on USB Memory Stick. - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR USB
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REMEMBER THIS IS A 1,400 PAGE e-BOOK so there is a lot of room for thousands of photos and drawings and over 300,000 words. This e-book includes the SPRAY the Ultmate Cruising Boat.
 

by R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson

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1,400+ PAGES
302,500 words
10,000 photos
100 sailboat plans

PLUS all SPRAY boat plans

HUGE CHAPTERS
 showing you how to
 build a sailboat in:
FIBERGLASS
WOOD EPOXY
STEEL & ALUMINUM

Written for those who want to build
 or have built their own sailboats.
Covers every possible aspect of choosing
a suitable design, building in fiberglass,
 wood epoxy, steel or aluminum.
 Covers building interiors
 and outfitting a cruising sailboat.

CHAPTER 1.
History of Cruising Sailboats.

This chapter covers the history of the 'cruising' sailboat and tells of some of the characters that helped make it possible for us to enjoy cruising as we know it today.
 

CHAPTER 2.
Budgets & Planning

Here you will read about Initial planning and calculations of how much will it all cost. How to save money and keep within your budget. Budgets for acquiring your boat and for maintaining the cruising lifestyle. Earn as you cruise. Chartering your boat. Setting up a workshop. Boat size for cruising and crew requirements. Where to look: new or second-hand or build. All this and much much more !
 

CHAPTER 3
Choosing the Hull

Hull types, including keels and other appendages. Selecting a hull type. Formulas and technical considerations and what they mean. Displacement length ratios and meanings. Seaworthiness, hull ends, overhangs, hull balance, self steering capabilities with and without mechanical devices Slipping your hull and the ability to go aground. Raised decks, poop sterns and anchor wells. Self steering capabilities see also rig and self steering. Underwater considerations; draft limitations, types of ballast, centre-boards, drop keels, twin keels. Rudder types; transom hung rudder. Hull construction materials; selecting the hull material and the choice between glass fibre, steel, aluminium or wood, advantages and disadvantages of each. Motor Sailer hulls.

CHAPTER 4.
Decks and Superstructures

General configuration and layout above the deck-line. Decks and Superstructure arrangements; centre verses aft cockpit, raised decks, raised foredeck, raised poop or raised mid-ship layouts. Pilot houses. Window and port sizes. Hatches; types and sizes. Deck covering. Life lines, Pulpits and Push-pits.
 

CHAPTER 5.
Rigs and Sail boat plans

Choosing a sail plan for cruising; cutter, ketch, yawl or schooner. Modern or traditional. Un-stayed rigs, contemporary Bermudian or gaff. Types of standing and running rigging. Winches, reefing systems, bowsprits. Equipment for self steering. Other self steering devices. Extra sails and their uses; storm sails and spinnakers.


CHAPTER 6.
Choosing a Building Site

If you decide to custom build from scratch or a hull and deck package, you will need a suitable building site; this applies equally if you are building in fiberglass, steel or wood. Depending on where you live you may have many, or a limited number or choices. If you live in a warmer area, then a simple shelter will suffice. If your boat is to be built or completed in a cold climate, then you will to need to consider a heated structure.
 

CHAPTER 7.
Building in WOOD
This huge chapter covers all you will want to know about building a wooden sailboat. All methods are covered including traditional timber construction, wood epoxy, protecting and sheathing timber, there are examples of boats built from sawing own timber through to the laid deck etc.
 

CHAPTER 8.
Building in FIBERGLASS

This chapter covers the collecting of the correct tools and materials to build your own fiberglass boat. Purchasing and handling all the materials is explained in detail so that you will have the knowledge to build your own fiberglass sailboat.
 

CHAPTER 9.
Building in METAL

This chapter covers
everything for those who are interested in building in Steel, Aluminum and Copper- Nickel. The benefits and disadvantages of the different metals are explained in detail.   Discusses the right tools and equipment and welding techniques and how they apply to various metals. The differences between the various hull shapes is explained in detail plus  selecting the correct engine(s) and equipment. Other subjects include electrolytic protection, building skegs. keels and pilot houses, in fact everything you need to know about metal boats is covered between the pages of this book. NEW information on building from a KIT ... many kit assembly photos etc etc.

CHAPTER 10.
Sailboat Engineering
The auxiliary engine. Horsepower requirements. Propeller types. Engine compartments. Fuel tanks and capacities. Water tanks. Cooling systems. Bilge pumps. Spare parts and Construction materials.

CHAPTER 11.
Sailboat Electrics

Glossary. Electrical installations. Domestic Batteries. Engine starting batteries. Battery chargers. Generating sets. Testing devices. Solar panels. Wind generators. Inverters

CHAPTER 12.
Sailboat Interiors

Accommodation; number of  berths verses expected number of crew. Cabin soles. How many heads? Designing and equipping a galley. Various fuels for your stove (gas, diesel, alcohol, paraffin). Placement of sink and stowage of food and other stores. Showers, hot water and pressure water. Water tankage. Comfortable seating;  measurements and suggestions. Chart table. Sail stowage. Refrigerators and ice boxes. Lighting. Ventilation. Heating.

THAT'S ENOUGH READING FOR NOW WE  GUARANTEE YOU WILL ENJOY READING THIS HUGE e-BOOK

CHAPTER 13.
Sailboats 19ft to 30ft

CHAPTER 14.
Sailboats 31ft to 40ft

CHAPTER 15.
Sailboats 41ft to 50ft

CHAPTER 16.
Sailboats 51ft to 60ft

 

CHAPTER 17.
Sailboats 61ft to 80ft
 

CHAPTER 18.
What is a Spray

CHAPTER 19.
Spray 22, 27 ,28

CHAPTER 20.
Spray 33, 36 ,38, 40, 55

CHAPTER 21.
Cent. Spray
34, 36 ,38, 45, 50

CHAPTER 22.
Spray 340, 370, 400, 460, 52, 58


CHAPTER 23.
Safety

CHAPTER 24.
Ground Tackle

APPENDIX

Those many boaty' words from 'abaft' to 'work hardening' are among the many terms  you may not know the meaning of; they are all explained in this in this index.


Hello Bruce,

I have received your latest e-book ‘BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT’ and I found the article on my Boat Building for Beginners Course on P77 Chapter 7, it looks great thank you.  I am most impressed with the e-book and feel it will be a great tool to assist students understand the different methods of boat building.

I will keep you informed of the response when the course gets going early next year, and I greatly appreciate your assistance with this project.

Regards, Barrie Callaghan


VOYAGER DS 440   &  e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT

Dear Bruce ,  With Many thanks received our ordered DOWNLOAD or on USB Memory Stick. - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR USB
. . .
today .

The content for Build your own Sailboat and Study boat plans for DS440 is great and better than we expected , 
Could you please send me the same as per your following quotation . 
thanks & best regards N. Monavari

ROBERTS 434 WOOD EPOXY  Hi Bruce,  I have recently received your e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT and it looks great!  I have had a chance to read through much of it and have found it to be of additional help.  Some of the questions I had lingering in my mind have been answered by your book.  I wish to thank you for sending your book to me, I very much appreciate it. 

I have completed the deck and am now building the transom.  I am building the sugar scoop type with a small swim platform and steps.  I want 3 access doors to store two 30# lpg tanks, life raft, 2.5 gal gasoline container and 4hp outboard, 2 scuba tanks.  The doors need to be flat to use piano hinges and be water proof so I am building a flat stern.  Have a Great Day ! Earl 


VOYAGER 542   Hi Bruce, I have received the DVD disk of your e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT this morning. I started immediately reading it. It was difficult to stop the reading to send you this email. Thank you very much.  We are preparing for the engine fixation.  Best regards,  Mahmoud  Rafeal


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