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flo617 11-17-2011 01:20 PM

San Fran -Pier 39
 
Hello,

I got a boat in March 2011 and I have been sailing her happily (mostly) during the summer. Now that the rainy season is coming I am doing the maintenance work that she so eagerly desires.

I don't have experience in boat maintenance and boat construction apart from what I have already been learning hands-on this past month and what I have gleaned reading this and other specialized forums (along with some basic literature).

Here's my candid question:

Is there any one experienced at the marina looking for helping hands during the week-end? I could learn from you and get to see the guts of your boat. That would help me with gaining understanding of mine. In exchange you could take a look at mine and help me find the areas that need to be addressed and give me a few tips on that.

Thanks,

Florent

MarkSF 11-17-2011 11:34 PM

Just a thought, but how about a book (as well as what you're suggesting, not instead) :

http://www.amazon.com/Caseys-Complet.../dp/0071462848

I'm only suggesting it as it's helped me a lot already.

svHyLyte 11-18-2011 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flo617 (Post 797904)
Hello,

I got a boat in March 2011 and I have been sailing her happily (mostly) during the summer. Now that the rainy season is coming I am doing the maintenance work that she so eagerly desires.

I don't have experience in boat maintenance and boat construction apart from what I have already been learning hands-on this past month and what I have gleaned reading this and other specialized forums (along with some basic literature).

Here's my candid question:

Is there any one experienced at the marina looking for helping hands during the week-end? I could learn from you and get to see the guts of your boat. That would help me with gaining understanding of mine. In exchange you could take a look at mine and help me find the areas that need to be addressed and give me a few tips on that.

Thanks,

Florent

Good luck with your efforts. You might also find Don Casey's book "This Old Boat" a very useful addition to your library and learning curve.

FWIW...

carl762 11-18-2011 03:34 PM

You'll want this book too:

... Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems (9780071432382): Nigel Calder: Books.

It's at Amazon for $32.97 and is an excellent resource. I own all the books mentioned in this thread.

flo617 11-20-2011 12:10 AM

Thanks for your advices. I already had Spurr's book given by a friend but Casey's book looks really neat and I just ordered it. I'll take a look at the other ones too if possible.

I am a little paranoid and a bit of a hypochondriac. Having a boat as an additionnal body to worry about might not have been the wisest choice :).


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