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rexd666
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Post by rexd666 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:47 am

Any books that people would recommend for us future builders?



See a lot of references to Gougeon Bros On Boat Construction, worth getting a copy if building with Duflex.

puremajek
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Post by puremajek » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:18 pm

rexd666

If you have time on your hands and are a perfectionist, yes. Otherwise I would chat to others in your area.



If you are on a tight budget, the best money spent would be your time over a few days helping someone and ask the questions. You will learn more 'hands-on' (and quickly). Not only that, then your one up for any return assistance (particularly by phone). Most of the builders would do anything for free help.



The book you speak of is very good and is used by the pro's and building purists.



As you venture into the electrical etc, thats a different story.
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Post by nuotykis » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:32 pm

rexd66,

I got a copy of Gougeon Bros On Boat Construction. Worth every cent. Also agree with James.

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Post by terryk » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:09 am

Hi Rex, The 12 Volt bible is good reading. try amazon.com

cheers

terryk

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Post by kjay » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:49 am

rexd666,



If you can find a copy I can recommend "Simpson on Boatbuilding" by Roger Simpson, you can try Boatcraft Pacific as they are the agents for his plans I think, however he is no longer active on the design front but a very good instruction manual on all types of amateur construction. Also extremely useful is Jame's "Puremajek Diary" every builder should have a copy just for the electrics info alone.



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Ross
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Post by Ross » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:32 pm

Any good books for power and water set ups

nuotykis
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Post by nuotykis » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:04 pm

James purmajek information is excellent. Worth every cent. http://www.puremajek.com/

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Post by madaz » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:26 pm

Nigel Calders book, Ross, "Boat owners mechanical and electrical manual"



Also Dave Gurrs books are good reading

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Post by Dreamtime » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:36 pm

I baught "Boat owners mechanical and electrical manual" while in Darwin in Oct. Is available at BCF (in Darwin anyway)



Agree with Madaz - full of great info.
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Re: Recommended Building Books

Post by Corley » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:38 am

The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction 5th Edition is now available free of charge from the West System website as a .pdf worth a look.

http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/How ... 061205.pdf
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