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Contents Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Evolution of the Aluminum Hull Form Chapter 2 Advantages of Aluminum Boat Construction Chapter 3 Characteristics of Marine Aluminum Chapter 4 Designing for Aluminum Chapter 5 Fabricating Techniques Chapter 6 Welding Aluminum Chapter 7 Aluminum Boat Lofting Chapter 8 Aluminum Boat Construction Sequence Chapter 9 Sailboats Chapter 10 Propulsion Systems and Controls Chapter 11 Fuel Systems Chapter 12 The Electrical System Chapter 13 Woodwork and Insulation Chapter 14 Aluminum Painting Systems Appendix A Laying Out A Camber Curve Appendix B Calculating Material Stretch-out for Brake Bending Appendix C Modifying the lines for a Developable Surface Appendix D Line Fairing with a Flexible Batten Appendix E Conventional Drive-train Installation Appendix F Leveling a Structure Using a Water Level Glossary Index Acknowledgments I wish to thank Raymond H. Richards of Newport Beach, California and Richard W. Etsell of Anacortes, Washington - both highly respected naval architects, marine engineers, longtime business associates, brilliant designers, and very good friends - for their assistance with my continual technical questioning. Many thanks to Tim Hill of J & H Boat Works, Astoria, Oregon; Mike Sandeman of Almar, Tacoma, Washington; Ken Baker of Allen Marine and Mat Stromer of Pacificskiffs, Sitka, Alaska; Oly Whitethorn of O & W Enterprises, Petersburg, Alaska; Russ Shivers of T & S Welding, Juneau, Alaska; Mike Bullock of Aliboats, Botswana, Africa; Rodney Dredge, Queensland, Australia; Chris Smith of Working Boats UK, United Kingdom, and others whom I may have unintentionally omitted, who have generously shared data with me to make this book possible. Preface
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Aluminum boats -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals.
Aluminum work -- Amateurs' manuals.