The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide

The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide

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Now MBI Publishing CompanyA’s two top-selling boating titlesA—written by one of the worldA’s top authorities on the subject of antique wooden boat restorationA—are available in one volume. In this comprehensive restoration guide for owners and enthusiasts of wooden powerboats of all makes and models built from the early 1920s through the 1960s, author Don Dannenberg covers all major woodworking aspects of restoration: surveying, disassembly, repair, reconstruction, and varnishing. But when it comes to restoring a classic wooden powerboat, getting the frame, planking, and deck right is just one part of the story. Danenberg also walks enthusiasts through the topics of hardware, running gear, electrical wiring, plumbing, instruments, upholstery, trailers, and maintenance. Fully illustrated with step-by-step color photos and written in an entertaining style in which the author stresses sound reconstruction techniques over preservation of original components, this comprehensive volume also includes resource listings, glossaries, and School of Hard Knocks sidebars.Put the compression tester in the first spark plug hole and crank the engine with the starter until you see the needle on the compression gauge move three times. ... If you do have a weak cylinder try putting a small amount of oil in that cylinder and recheck the compression. ... Simply remove the You can make a temporary water supply for test- running your boat in the driveway with an adjustable- length anbsp;...

Title:The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide
Author:Don Danenberg
Publisher:Voyageur Press (MN) - 2008-08-15


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