Having, fairly recently, done just this, the reviewer looked forward to this book – and was not disappointed!
Dealing with mostly smallish yachts ‘of a certain age’, principally the author’s own 1977 Vancouver 27, he sets out to explain how to design, plan and ‘tool-up’ for the work as well as to carry it out. His intention is to not only improve appearances but to increase comfort and efficiency levels. The planning and means by which he does this is described in exceptionally great detail and all operations are both explained and illustrated extremely well. He also explains the tools and materials recommended for each job together with sources and costings. He even rates the skill level considered necessary for each task.
Many of the projects are those which the reviewer has tackled and, although not in agreement with all proposals, most of these were sensible, practical, would be of great assistance to DIY enthusiasts and would also aid the understanding of those commissioning work.
Various upholstery projects are covered in this book. Again, detail is excellent although the reviewer is far from qualified to comment on this!
Altogether a very useful publication which would be a most valuable reference for anyone considering improving their boat.