Introduction1 General Care2 Fiberglass3 Wood4 Metal5 Selection and Application of Coatings6 Sealants and Adhesives7 Fabric8 Plastic, Vinyl, Line, and Rubber9 Interior MaintenanceAppendix 1. Periodic Upkeep SchedulesAppendix 2. Boat ProblemsAppendix 3. Boat Parts to Be CleanedAppendix 4. Chemical IngredientsProduct IndexGeneral IndexAbout the Author
William M. Burr Jr. is a lifelong boater and the author of Sailing Tips: 1,000 New Ways to Solve Old Problems, a popular guide for boaters for over 10 years. He retired after 40 years in the chemical industry and then spent a year selling coatings and compounds in a marine store as part of his research for Boat Maintenance. He now lives aboard his 37-foot Jeanneau sailboat, facing and solving the problems addressed in his latest guide.