This book is a sequel to Sailboat Projects, first published as an e-book in 2012 and as a printed book in 2013. Author Clarence Jones has been a sailor most of his life. Much of his pleasure in sailing has been creating projects for his boats that enhanced their performance, made them easier to sail, or more fun.
He writes. He invents. He tinkers. He sails. That's what this book is all about. Each chapter is a project that shows you how to make upgrades and gadgets for a sailboat.
His specialty is creating something for $10 that would cost $200 at a boating store.
Jones has four other books currently in print, and has produced many how-to pieces in newspapers and magazines. His guidelines for these DIY projects – and writing about them – have always been:
> Ease of assembly
> Minimal cost
> Lots of pictures
> Readily available materials
The projects in this book vary from very simple (Swaging Rope to Make an Eye, Anchor Retriever) to fairly complex (New Holding Tank Vent to Avoid a Brown Disaster, Wide-Screen Weather Station, AIS and Live TV).
Some of them were previously published (or soon will be) in Good Old Boat magazine.
There are 19 projects here. Other sailors will discover lots of ideas they'll want to explore to improve their boat and their sailing experience.
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