Preface to the Third Edition Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Why Metal? Chapter 2. Boat and Building Choices Chapter 3. The Materials Chapter 4. Tools and Safety Equipment Chapter 5. Welding Chapter 6. Building from a Precut Kit Chapter 7. Building from Scratch-Getting Started Chapter 8. Building from Scratch-Plating the Hull Chapter 9. Building from Scratch-Decks and Superstructure Chapter 10. Painting a Metal Boat Chapter 11. Engines and Accessories Chapter 12. Preventing Corrosion Chapter 13. Metal Boat Interiors Chapter 14. Electrical Systems for Metal Boats Chapter 15. Appendages, Fittings, and Alterations Chapter 16. Choosing the Design-Sailboats Chapter 17. Choosing the Design-Powerboats Chapter 18. Passagemaking Powerboats Chapter 19. Safety Afloat Appendix 1. Recommended Reading Appendix 2. Glossary Index
Bruce Roberts-Goodson is one of the world's most experienced designers of small craft. He started his yacht design firm in Brisbane, Australia, in 1968, opening offices in the United States and Canada in 1972. Currently operating from offices in the UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and the U.S., he has sold more than 65,000 sets of plans, from which more than 22,000 boats (including more than 13,000 metal boats) have been built.