Lest Chuck accuse me of providing too detailed information to "build a radio", I'll limit this to one short observation.
The referenced guide to SSB installation written by Eric Steinberg (Farallon Electronics) for the 1998 Transpac Race
is a very good summary in most respects. He's done a great job of covering most of the essentials in a simple way, and even covers the use of emergency
antennas for SSB.
The one area which isn't so good, IMHO, has to do with grounding. Like many "authorities", he's mostly just following the tired advice to get as much copper tied in as possible, aiming for that magical "100 square feet".
A perfectly acceptable RF ground can be built by attaching the tuner ground lug to the aluminum
toerails and/or the pushpit/pulpit/lifelines complex (ONLY) or by using radials. Lots of posts on this topic here and on the SSCA Board and elsewhere.
You DO NOT have to have external groundplates, keelbolts, engine
, boat's DC ground complex, etc., tied in. In fact, you're better off without doing that.
S/V Born Free