Review Author: Ontario Sailor Magazine Sailor and fisher Roger Marshall, from Jamestown, Rhode Island, and author of 14 books, has now tackled the sticky and messy job of fiberglass repairs after rebuilding his fourth “plastic” boat. The book, illustrated with many colour photographs, guides readers along on projects ranging from fixing small leaks to a complete refinish of the hull and deck. There are details on bedding and refastening deck hardware, adding or repairing bulkheads, replacing waterlogged balsa core in the deck, and replacing a hatch -- even changing the size of its deck opening. There’s lots of advice here, like drilling oversized holes in balsa-cored decks and filling the space with epoxy, only to re-drill the right size of hole after the filler has cured. This seals the outer edges of the hole, so that water doesn’t penetrate into the surrounding balsa. If the process is not done properly, you get a punky deck and lots of problems later on. The book begins with helping readers to recognize problems like stress or impact cracks, chipped fiberglass, and a keel that is separating after an impact. Work materials are detailed, including hull cleaners and waxes to battle oxidation and major repairs, like entire transom replacements, wrap up the book.