1. Boating Fuel Tank Renovation Vol. 1 – Removing Old Tanks & Building New Ones
Presented by master marine engineer Peter Wonson. The Complete Guide to Removing, Planning & Building new Fuel Tankage.Boat tanks don’t last forever but are the hardest component to remove from your boat. Learn how to safely remove your old fuel tanks and do the planning to replace them with modern, durable and highly efficient new tanks. Using an easy to follow approach, clear demonstrations and close up instruction, you’ll watch a complete removal of old fuel tanks from stripping them down, cutting them out of the hull, getting them out of the boat and planning new tankage. Filmed in real time with clear demonstrations, this program follows each stage of the process in a step-by-step format teaching the novice and experienced alike to achieve professional results.Watch over the shoulder of marine professional Peter Wonson and learn the internal and external components of your fuel tanks while saving a sizeable chunk of your boating budget on repairs you can do yourself. This is part one of the video series “FUEL TANK RENOVATION”. Get part two (H9008DVD) to learn how to install your new tanks and complete the job for many years of trouble free boating. Step-by-step instructions take you through the following procedures: PREPARING WORKING AREA, STRIPPING THE FUEL TANKS: Safety Procedures, Removing insulation, Cutting away old pipes and hoses, Revealing corrosion, PULLING OUT THE TANKS: Removing supports, Breaking loose the tanks, Lifting out of hole, CUTTING UP THE TANKS: Cutting exploration panel, Removing bilge sludge, Using the ‘Nibbler’, Using the power saw, Lifting tank out of the hull, PLANNING THE ENGINE ROOM, INTRODUCTION TO TEK TANKS: Guide to a tank supplier, BUILDING YOUR NEW TANKS: Step-by-step demonstration to building your new tanks.
2. Boating Fuel Tank Renovation Vol 2 – Bilge Preparation & New Tank Installation
Presented by master marine engineer Peter Wonson. The Complete Guide to New Fuel Tank Installation. An easy to follow process and comprehensive guide to re-tanking your boat. The old tanks are out and you’ve got to do a clean installation of new ones and all associated plumbing. Using an easy to follow approach, clear demonstrations and close up instruction, you’ll see how the hull and plumbing are prepped and new tanks installed and hooked up. Filmed in real time with clear demonstrations, this program follows each stage of the process in a step-by-step format teaching the novice and experienced alike to achieve professional results. Watch over the shoulder of marine professional Peter Wonson and learn the internal and external components of your fuel tanks while saving a sizeable chunk of your boating budget on repairs you can do yourself. This is part two of the video series “FUEL TANK RENOVATION”. Get part one (H9007DVD) to learn how to remove old tanks and plan new ones prior to installation. Step-by-step instructions take you through the following procedures: PAINTING YOUR BILGE. PREPARING BASE PLATES: Measuring up and cutting, Cleaning up panels ready for the boat. REPLACING OLD WATER PIPES: Cutting out and replacing old pipes. SECURING LOOSE WIRING: Making up wiring conduits, rerouting and securing. REMOVING OLD FUEL PIPES: Finding and removing old pipes, Fitting new fuel pipes. FITTING BASE PLATE: Drilling and securing. NEW TANKS ARRIVAL: Dry fitting. CUTTING INSPECTION HATCH: Cutting out hatch + trimming base plate. CUTTING AND WELDING SUPPORT BRACKETS: Cutting brackets + supporting base plate, Scoring surfaces and welding. FITTING METAL FIXTURES: Fitting bronze fuel fittings, Attaching fuel hoses. FITTING BALANCE PIPE: Cutting double helix fuel pipe, Fixing metal fittings, Labeling tank.
3. Leaky Boat Windows – Repair, Removal & Replacement
Presented by Tom Cunliffe, yachting journalist and 35-year boating veteran. Now you can save a sizeable chunk of your boating budget on repairs you can do yourself! Using an easy to follow approach, clear demonstrations and detailed close-up instruction, you’ll see why many boats of age suffer dreadfully at the hands of time, bad weather, general neglect and ultimately old, leaking, wooden windows. Although robustly built in their time, some of the glass will crack and the seals become rotten and useless resulting in widespread and deep seated rot. This pervasive rot will eventually find its way all through the boat and once found there’s only one solution. All the rot must be removed and the wooden superstructure rebuilt with new, modern windows installed. Step-by-step instructions take you through the following procedures: Removing Old Wooden Windows, Preparing the apertures and marking up the templates on the boat, Manufacturing new windows, Checking the Patterns on the Boat, Fitting New Windows.
4. Cosmetic Gelcoat & Fiberglass Repair: Color Matching & Finishing
Detailed instruction on how to match gelcoat colors, refinish all repairs, catalyzing, spraying gelcoat and most importantly, proper sanding and buffing techniques.
5. Cosmetic Gelcoat & Fiberglass Repair & Finishing
Repair scratches, gouges, chips & color matching.
6. Cosmetic Gelcoat & Fiberglass Repair: Cracks, Air Voids & Fractures
Covers air voids and the repair of stress cracks.
7. Marine Gas Engine Maintenance
Explains the workings of your gas engine with details on ignition, cooling, fuel, exhaust and battery systems. The trouble shooting section will help diagnose and repair several basic mechanical and electrical problems.
8. Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance
An easy-to-follow explanation of your diesel engine, with detailed sections on fuel, electrical, cooling and exhaust systems, plus bleeding out procedures.
9. Fiberglass Repair with West System Epoxy
Includes repairs to cored and non-cored hulls and how to successfully apply gelcoat over epoxy repairs.
10. Gelcoat Blister Repair with West System Epoxy
Safety procedures are stressed. Teaches application tips for cooling, bonding & fairing situations on wood & composite materials.
11. Basic Application Techniques with West System Epoxy
Covers repairing and preventing gelcoat blisters plus an analysis of the factors contributing to blister formation and steps for preparation, drying, repairing and coating for moisture protection.
12. Outboard Marine Engine Maintenance
Teaches you everything you need to know about maintaining your 2-cycle outboard engine. A comprehensive marine mechanics course covering the maintenance and servicing of a marine outboard type propulsion machine. Covers outboard basics, power head and lower unit, including water pump replacement. Shows both a 15 HP and 150 HP Mercury outboard in the course for illustration purposes. Detailed instructional segments include a complete “hands-on” section, which explores operation, propeller selection based on engineering principles (especially important for 2 cycle engines), trouble shooting including starting issues and preparation for storage and winterizing.
13. Brushing Awlgrip
With Awlgrip two part polyurethane from U.S. Paint. This step-by-step guide describes the tools, materials, safety precautions and supplies with detailed instructions on preparing hardware, removing lettering, cleaning and preparing the surface for priming. Plus instructions for mixing and applying AWL-QUIK primer.
14. Spring Commissioning & Winterizing Your Boat
Tips From The Pros That Will Help You Protect Your Boat During Winter Storage & Protect Your Investment. As a major investment, your boat needs periodic maintenance in order to protect its value. Knowing you to properly prepare your boat for storage during the off-season will ensure a healthy return on your investment as well as years of boating enjoyment. “Winterizing Your Boat” is designed to teach you the professional methods for preparing a boat for winter storage. Presented in a step-by-step manner, this section introduces you to the tools, materials and procedures you’ll need to know in order to perform your boat’s engine, woodwork, interior & exterior, fuel system, electrical system and more! After months in winter storage, your boat needs special attention in order for you to take your first cruise of the new season with confidence.”Spring Commissioning” takes you through the tasks you’ll need to perform when you take your boat out of its winter storage. Along with tips from the pros, this section will familiarize you with the tools, materials and techniques needed to perform complete Spring Fitting Out procedures on your engine, plumbing, batteries, interior, hull, trailer and more!
15. How To Paint Your Fiberglass Boat
Complete detailed instructions for old paint removal, surface preparation and application of two part polyurethane paint.
16. The Brightside of Interlux
Brightside polyurethane is a one part urethane paint developed by Interlux for consumers who demand a professional finish with easy application. Learn how to clean and prepare the surface, fill small nicks and scratches, prime, finish and sand primer, apply two coats of Brightside color and redo your bottom paint.
1. Boating Fuel Tank Renovation Vol. 1 – Removing Old Tanks & Building New Ones