Fitting out and repairing your boat by James D. Canfield

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Published by Chilton Co., Book Division in Philadelphia .

Written in English

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  • Boats and boating

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LC ClassificationsVM351 .C3
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p.
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26463546M
LC Control Number60008819

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The electrical system on a boat is crucial for the operation of all manner of useful as well as critical equipment, yet a simple failure or 4/5(94). Get this from a library. Fitting out and repairing your boat. [James D Canfield] -- How the handy boatman can avoid costly repair bills.

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