FIBERGLASS BOATS HUGO DU PLESSIS PDF

The sad death of Hugo Du Plessis has been announced at the age of Expert yacht surveyor and author of a guide to fibreglass boat construction and maintenance, Hugo had been an Honorary member of IIMS for some years. Highly regarded in the cruising world, Hugo was an experienced sailor. Born in , he and his sister were home educated before he went on to boarding school and then to Southampton University where he studied electronics. Growing up in the English New Forest, Hampshire, in close proximity to the Beaulieu and Lymington rivers, his love of boats was born.

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This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and obtain practical advice on working with GRP.

In a deliberately non-technical manner, he explains the peculiar nature of fibreglass, its durability, its weaknesses, where its likely to fail, the effects of use and the weather, plus the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. It is also an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting pratical advice on working with GRP. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

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View Larger Image. Synopsis: This third edition has been completely rewritten and updated, and concentrates on explaining the principles of fiberglass construction as well as sound practice. It contains much new information not previously published, including explanations of the peculiar nature of fiberglass, its durability, its weaknesses, the way it can fail, the effects of use and the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. The fiberglass boat industry is currently going through the greatest change since it started 40 years ago.

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Previously on Proboat. Also right up front, du Plessis presents his credentials, to assure readers unfamiliar with him that he is indeed an expert on the subject. It was Adlard Coles, a London book publisher with a nautical bent, who in persuaded du Plessis to write about the then-new boatbuilding medium of fiberglass. So much so that within two years Fibreglass Boats went into a second printing. Within the universe of marine publishing, a sequence such as that—multiple printings, revisions, editions—is truly rare; it speaks of a book with strong, sustained appeal. For the page edition, du Plessis updated the text, drew several new diagrams, and installed two new color-photo galleries of eight pages each. Every photo in the 4th is black-and-white; details and defects are easier to discern in color.

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This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and obtain practical advice on working with GRP. In a deliberately non-technical manner, he explains the peculiar nature of fibreglass, its durability, its weaknesses, where its likely to fail, the effects of use and the weather, plus the latest research into causes of the biggest worry for owners - blistering and osmosis. Hugo du Plessis. Section A General principles. Principles of fibreglass boatbuilding.

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