This vintage book is a detailed guide to yachting, with a focus on conversions, maintenance, and repairing. It is just as important to be able to maintain and repair your yacht as it is to be able to sail it, and this guide provides all the information an existing or prospective yachtsman needs to know on the subject. Profusely illustrated and highly accessible, “Practical Conversions and Yacht Repairs” constitutes a must-have for serious yacht enthusiasts. Contents include: “Getting to Sea”, “Finding a Hull”, “Repair Work to Small Boats”, “Chine-built Hull Repairs”, “Treating Damage to the Larger Hull”, “Lifeboat Conversions”, “Standing Rigging Improvements”, “Running Gear”, “Mechanical Problems”, “Accommodation and Ventilation”, “Cabin Floors and Coachroof”, “Hatches and Bulkheads”, “Fittings Below Deck”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.