This special short report is a Yachtwork article about repairing a metal boat without sandblasting. This article received good reviews in New Zealand. The download is about free, but I have to charge... More > the price of a cup of coffee to pay for the band with and website. See more at yachtwork.com
This is NOT the new book Metal Boat Repair and Maintenance, that can be ordered just above. < Less
How to get a marine engineer job on a mega yacht is a short article that explains step by step the process to get paid to have a sailing adventure. Topics covered include how to get a job without a... More > license, how to record sea time for a real license, how and where to get your first job and many tips. The article costs the same as a cup of coffee to cover band width. See more at yachtwork.com< Less
An example of a 300 page Engineers Operator Manual built over 90 days in preparation for change of crew. Operator's Manual is presented here in PDF, but built in Word. By following the same format... More > any yacht or alternative living module can have a similar type manual. Included in this manual are complete step-by-step instructions for driving a “single rudder-twin screw” vessel. Scott Fratcher was Chief Engineer of this Tjalk through 8 counties in 12 months.< Less
Earthrace Operators Manual was a guide for new crew, or anyone wanting to be crew. Topics covered are sponsorship, driving Earthrace in tight quarters, handling the thousand horse power helm, and... More > most engineering aspects of the world’s fastest offshore speedboat. If you or someone you know is considering volunteering for Earthrace this guide is designed to give them a head start. By: Scott Fratcher See: “Earthrace-First time around” for the full story.< Less
Ready for a new career? Ready to dump your boss? Ready for true freedom? How to Make Money with Boats is a step-by-step instruction guide to over 50 onboard businesses. Learn how to make money... More > delivering yachts, chartering, repairing sails, selling artwork, shipping, buying and selling land, hiring local labor, running wireless internet services, working aboard private yachts, treasure hunting, salvage, diesel fuel polishing, changing engine, skiff building, building wind generators, computer upgrades, laying cork decks, virtual marinas, bottom cleaning, painting custom boat names, scuba diver, inflatable dingy repair, making and selling water, surf board repair, bounty hunter, teaching yoga, making fishing gear, writing books, radio/video program production, beach ticket seller, bird watching tour, making specialty chart kits, working six months on and six months off and many more successful money making ideas that are working to keep people on the sailing routs and away from the daily grind.< Less
Anchor King is one of sixteen great sea stories from master story teller Scott Fratcher. Fresh from his successful “Earthrace-First time around” and “How to make money with... More > boats” Scott tells a fascinating tale in his unique style.
The stories wind between Alaska, New Zealand, Mexico, and around the world.< Less
A do-it-yourself guide to metal boat repair and maintenance. Topic covered include, metal boat corrosion, metal preparation, interior rust, painting, extending the life of a steel boat, ultra-sonic... More > metal thickness gauge use, changing hull plate and alternative methods of repairing metal boats. All presented in Scott’s easy to understand language, giving you the tools to maintain your metal boat. Over 200 hundreds step by step photo descriptions to show clearly how to make permanent, inexpensive repairs. Updated April 2009.< Less
In March 2007 the New Zealand based Earthrace set off to break the round the world speedboat record. 85 days later the Earthrace attempt was abandoned in Spain with multiple 2-meter cracks in her... More > main hull. In her wake were three major storms, an engine rebuild, 6 propeller changes, bankruptcy, and ultimately death on the high seas.
Enclosed is a chronicle by master storyteller Scott Fratcher. A humorous tale of pain, suffering, loss, misery, fortitude and the ability of the crew to gruel along, leg after horrendous leg.
Scott’s colorful writing style takes you to the scene of the action. Thousands read along during the race and laughed at “Did he say cow?” and were enraged by “Just another tourist”.
Come join the Earthrace team for a first hand account of the world record attempt.Put yourself in the drivers seat. Enjoy an up close view of the pit stops and experience first hand the race from the comfort of your easy chair.
Over 350 photos by Lance Wordsworth< Less
A book specifically written to help you pass your marine engineers exam, and get your first job.
· How to pass your exam without using algebra
· Effective study... More > techniques
· Learning to competently use the scientific calculator
· 1000 practice exam questions (largest list anywhere)
· Alternative methods to solve difficult exam question
· Preparing for oral exams
· Amassing needed sea time
· Tackling phobias to pass the STCW training
· Avoiding exam formula traps
· Getting your first job and making the big bucks
· And much, much more!
Scott Fratcher has 20 years marine experience, Certificate of competency marine engineer third class and Yachmaster Ocean
Note-In the download version you can better read the sketches and formula sheets< Less
Scott Fratcher divulges the secrets adventurers around the world use to buy and sell world class yachts for pennies on the dollar. Weather it be a weekend boat around your neighborhood or an ocean... More > going yacht, Scott explains in clear language the methods used to choose, locate, and purchase boats for far less than market value.
For the first time many tricks of the trade are reviled. Tricks such as Carding Boats, The Fine Art of Lowballing, The Mighty Marine Swap Meet, Schooner Bumming, Third World Loop, Hurricane Damaged Boats and many other proven methods of buying a boat are explained.< Less