SECONDHAND BOAT WORKSHOP
(New Guide To Buying & Repairing A Used Trailerboat)
Having structural problems with your boat? Then the new edition of Jeff
Webster's Secondhand Boat Workshop magazine
could be just what you've been looking for. Revised and updated, the
new magazine is a 100 page, full colour guide to buying and repairing
a used trailerboat.
Now available from newsagents across Australia, Secondhand
Boat Workshop contains chapters on a full range of
boat maintenance and repair topics including how to keep alloy
corrosion at bay, repairing a soft, rotted transom or cockpit floor,
and replacing underfloor stringers. There's also a chapter on restoring
an old, run down fibreglass cruiser the kind of project that hundreds
of people now embark on every year.
The repair and restoration chapters in Secondhand Boat Workshop are
particularly informative because they are illustrated with two dozen
or more photographs showing (step by step) exactly how each repair process
should be undertaken. For the DIY enthusiast, keen to tackle a repair
job at home, these how to type articles are invaluable.
A range of other topics are also covered in the magazine, including
how to maintain and care for your boat, engine and trailer, whether to
repower with a new or reconditioned engine, and what's involved in fitting
an outboard pod and changing your boat over from sterndrive to outboard
For those people who have yet to buy a boat, Secondhand
Boat Workshop has chapters on what to look for when
buying a used boat package or more particularly, how to avoid buying
Complimenting the technical articles are reviews on 50 "Golden
Oldies" - detailed reports on some of the most popular trailerboats
ever made. In keeping with the refurbishment theme, the author has concentrated
on reviewing older classics from the late 1960s through to the early
1980s - models which most people can afford to buy and then restore.
Among this group of boats are some genuine classics - such as the Bertram
25, Savage Marlin and Bluefin, Caribbean Commodore and Crestcutter, Cruise
Craft Reef Ranger, Raider and Rover, plus most of the well known, early
model Haines Hunters.
Secondhand Boat Workshop is the only publication
available which is targeted exclusively at used boat buyers and existing
boat owners. It has been written to help people through the maze of buying
a secondhand boat, but also to show how to care for, maintain, and if
necessary, rebuild a used boat. As a technical guide and reference source,
this publication warrants a permanent place on every power boat owner's
Priced at just $8.95 (incl.GST), Secondhand
Boat Workshop (2nd Edition) is available now at newsagents
across Australia . Copies can also be ordered direct from the publisher
by sending a cheque or money order for $8.95 (includes postage & GST)
to Jeff Webster, PO Box 344 , Labrador QLD 4215 .
For more information, telephone or
fax (07) 5594-0898.
* Editor's note Secondhand Boat Workshop will be on sale for six
months from July 14, 2006 to January 31, 2007. Review copies are available
from the publisher upon request.