Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual : How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual : How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

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The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies 12- and 24-volt DC systems Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, and battery chargers Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, antennas, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers Refrigeration and air-conditioning Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters Spars, rigging, and roller reefing qIf you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it.qa€”Practical Sailor qA truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind.qa€”WoodenBoat qA major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book.qa€”Sailing World qThe world's best technical reference and troubleshooting book.qa€”Sailing Inland and Offshore qThis manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn't, and how it could be fixed.qa€”Classic Boat qWithout becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment.qa€”Work Boat World qCalder lives what he writes, . . . [and] what he offers . . . is practical solutions to problems associated with increasingly complex marine systems. . . . [A] bargain for anyone in the construction and repair side of the boat business.qa€”Professional Boatbuilder(I can tell you from personal experience that after youa#39;ve been climbing around in the engine room looking for the solenoid, and then ... Before starting on a long cruise, make sure your cooler is marine grade (bronze and cupronickel), and if necessary, ... And while you can still run the engine until a replacement is found, do so only at low power loadings and only after changing the engine oil and filter.


Title:Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual : How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2005-05-31
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