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Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947738

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 8038

This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Adlard Coles

ISBN: 9781472946676

Category:

Page: 960

View: 3288

This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging.When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity.'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071790349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 8930

The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and 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 indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 12- and 24-volt DC systems Electric and hybrid propulsion How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, including networking systems, 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

Marine Diesel Engines

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177999X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8392

Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.”—Sailing World “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.”—Motor Boat & Yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.”—Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine

Understanding Boat Wiring

Author: John C. Payne

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574091632

Category: Reference

Page: 89

View: 715

John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer with 23 years merchant marine and off-shore oil experience.

How Boat Things Work

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071511083

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 8337

“Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow.”--Cruising World “This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it’s a perfect teaching tool.”--Ocean Navigator Whether you’re a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can’t afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they’re assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. This guided tour “under the hood” of your sailboat or powerboat includes: Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls Anchors and windlasses DC and AC electrical systems Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System

Author: Mike Westin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159309

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 1602

The second in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Micke Westin does. This is a visual, hand-holding guide, dwelling on the details as it explains each procedure rather than focussing on the theory (which is relegated to an appendix, for those who wish to go further).

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797351

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

View: 4499

The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.

Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring

Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780070710924

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 5104

Provides instructions for wiring marine electronics and dozens of weekend projects, such as installing cabin and navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and more. This is a user-friendly manual for on-board electrical projects, from fixing loose connections to rewiring your boat.

Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook

How to Design, Install, and Recognize Proper Systems in Boats

Author: Dave Gerr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071643346

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 433

The First Ever Guide for Optimizing Boat Systems This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Writing for designers, builders, owners, buyers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and commercial vessels, Dave Gerr provides design and installation guidance for each major mechanical system plus pragmatic guidelines and real-world interpretations of American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and European standards. No marine professional or serious boater should be without Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook. "Dave Gerr has a knack for breaking down the more esoteric concepts of naval architecture into language that’s easily understood by the layman, which is one of the reasons why his writing often appears in the pages of SAIL. Another reason is his deep practical knowledge of the intricacies and subtleties of boat construction and systems, and the way they relate to each other. The subhead of Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook says it all--'how to design, install and recognize proper systems in boats.' Light reading this isn’t, but if you’re about to refit your boat or upgrade outdated systems, perhaps with some serious voyaging in mind, this book is a worthwhile investment. This is a unisex book, for both powerboaters and sailors; there’s no mention of sailing rigs, but every other conceivable system is covered more or less exhaustively." --PETER NIELSEN, SAIL, November 2009 Praise for Dave Gerr's previous books: The Elements of Boat Strength: “Certain books, because of their thoroughness, tend to become industry standards; such is the case with The Elements of Boat Strength.” --Ocean Navigator Propeller Handbook: “The best layman's guide we've ever read.” --Practical Sailor “Gerr made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use.” --WoodenBoat The Nature of Boats: “Offers, in a disarmingly charming fashion, a look at all aspects of what makes a boat work. If you are not nautically obsessed prior to reading this book, you most certainly will be afterward.” --Sailing

Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting

Author: Edwin Sherman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071509097

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 3349

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART GUIDE TO THE LATEST, MOST ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES “Ed Sherman is one of America’s great teachers and communicators of marine technology.”--Tim Murphy, Executive Editor, Cruising World Whether you are a marine electronics professional or a boatowner, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting helps you understand the new, more powerful methods of troubleshooting marine electrical and electronic systems. A modern boat’s sophisticated installations and networked electronics can stretch the traditional diagnostic methods based on trouble lights and multimeters past their useful limits. This book will show you how to: Use microprocessor-based diagnostic tools and techniques from the automotive and communications sectors, adapted for boats for the first time Diagnose the most difficult AC and DC problems Protect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lightning Seek out and eliminate stray-current sources and galvanic corrosion

Your Boat's Electrical System

Author: Conrad Miller,Elbert S. Maloney

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: 9780688081324

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 1618

The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible

Author: John C. Payne

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574090604

Category: Transportation

Page: 420

View: 6455

More and more sailors and power-boaters are buying and relying on electronic and electrical devices aboard their boats. This highly successful handbook gives all the information you need to select, install, maintain and troubleshoot any electrical or electronic system on a boat.The fully revised second edition has been expanded to cover the internet, e-mail, GMDSS, updated radio frequencies and much, much more. Hundreds of informative charts, wiring diagrams and graphs supplement the clear, concise text.

Marine Diesel Basics 1

Maintenance, Lay-up, winter Protection, Tropical Storage, Spring Recommission

Author: Dennison Berwick

Publisher: Voyage Press

ISBN: 0981123333

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

View: 8603

Seeing is Understanding. The first VISUAL guide to marine diesel systems on recreational boats. Step-by-step instructions in clear, simple drawings explain how to maintain, winterize and recommission all parts of the system - fuel deck fill - engine - batteries - transmission - stern gland - propeller. Book one of a new series. Canadian author is a sailor and marine mechanic cruising aboard his 36-foot steel-hulled Chevrier sloop. Illustrations: 300+ drawings Pages: 222 pages Published: 2017 Format: softcover Category: Inboards, Gas & Diesel

The 12-Volt Bible for Boats

Author: Miner K. Brotherton,Edwin R. Sherman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071660739

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6228

The 12-Volt Bible for Boats is a clear, nonthreatening introduction to the 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats to power everything from reading lights to bilge pumps. This second edition is thoroughly updated with respect to modern batteries, breaker and panel design, alternative energy sources, and troubleshooting equipment, but it retains the fundamental simplicity that is the source of its enduring popularity (more than 100,000 copies sold).

Shakedown Cruise

Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946685

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1196

Long before he was one of America's leading yachting writers, Nigel Calder was a novice cruiser with ambitions grander than his experience. Nigel and his partner Terrie were young and foolish, with a home-built boat that was new and untested, one child already and another on the way - but they were determined to complete an adventurous 18-month voyage from New Orleans to Venezuela and back. It was the voyage that made Calder the yachtsman he is today, a marvellous romp through the West Indies, seeing an unspoilt Caribbean, while learning hard-won lessons from direct experience - troubleshooting engines, kedging off shoals and reefs, and most importantly navigating Nada, a yacht that quickly became very much part of the burgeoning Calder family too. An adventure story and a colourful travelogue in one, Shakedown Cruise is a must-read for all who are curious about what it takes to become a cruising sailor or create an adventurous life, as well as those who are just looking to sail along with Nigel and his family.

Sailboat Electrical Systems: Improvement, Wiring, and Repair

Author: Don Casey

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071708340

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 624

Don't Be Baffled by Your Electrical System--Handle Repairs and Improvements with Ease With clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring . . . make good, safe connections . . . match your battery bank and alternator to your needs . . . troubleshoot problems quickly . . . avoid shore power problems . . . and more--all without a lot of technical jargon. "Don Casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library." --Chuck Hawley

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071486934

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1174

Keep your boat's electrical systems running and reliable “Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook is perfect for learning how your boat’s electrical system and much of its equipment works, and it will be an invaluable guide when adding equipment as well. This book needs to be in every boater’s library as a ready reference on how to make effective repairs and modifications that comply with ABYC standards.”—Ed Sherman, Senior Instructor and Curriculum Designer, American Boat and Yacht Council “A definitive technical book that is easy to read. Buy this book and throw out the rest.”—Motorboat & Yachting Whether you take to the sea under power or sail, bounce around the bay in your runabout, or cross oceans in your cruiser, you’ll find everything you need to maintain, repair, and upgrade your boat’s DC and AC electrical systems with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide. Tackle onboard electrical projects and learn how to: Meet ABYC standards for both DC and AC wiring Install solar- and wind-power systems Add electrical components Prevent corrosion of your electrical system . . . and more

The Boat Maintenance Bible

Refit, Improve and Repair with the Experts

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408124815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 3134

The Boat Maintenance Bible is the most up to date, user-friendly and hands-on manual for boat owners of all skill levels wishing to keep their boat seaworthy and safe. Packed with detailed, exploded diagrams, helpful photographs and step-by-step guidance, it offers indispensable advice to enable anyone to maintain or repair a yacht, motorboat or a dinghy. From hull and deck maintenance, engine repairs, plumbing problems, gas leaks, sail repair, battery and wiring defects, to interior refurbishment, dinghy and trailer repair, hauling out and winterisation, it's all here. The Boat Maintenance Bible will equip everyone with the knowledge required to prevent onboard problems, carry out specialised tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care. With this book to hand, you'll never need to call in the experts!

This Old Boat

Author: Don Casey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071579933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

View: 7528

Let's say you're a typical low-paid working stiff. You've sailed small boats all your life, you've saved a little money--you're finally ready for a real cruising boat. You drop in on Tadd, your friendly neighborhood yacht broker, who is more than happy to sell you that brand-new Trickledown 32 for only $90,000, plus a few optional extras like anchors, sails, cushions, a compass, instruments--stuff like that; say, $115,000 ready to sail. "One hundred and fifteen thousand . . . dollars?" "Not to worry," says Tadd. "Only 20% down and 10 years of easy payments and you're off into the sunset. Let's see, that's $23,000 down and, at 10% interest, only $1,215.79 per month--plus insurance of course. Send me a postcard from Tahiti." "How much per month? That's half my salary! Don't you have anything in my price range?" Tadd glances conspicuously at his Rolex, sighing, and points to a characterless Clorox jog with a spindly mast--a hyperthyroid daysailer with bunks for the seven dwarfs; NOT what you had in mind! And then you see it, in the back of the yard, varnish hanging in strips off weather-beaten trim, rigging frayed, sails ripped and stained, dank interior with dangling wires and scurrying anonymous inhabitants. But underneath all the squalor you see the lines of a real cruising boat--a sturdy hull with a sprightly sheer from the pen of a Philip Rhodes or a Tom Gillmer--a fiberglass boat built back when craftsmanship still meant something. You remember when you bought your house--it looked a lot like this boat, and you and your all-thumbs husband managed to breathe life into it over time, painting, papering, spackling--lots of spackling. This boat has possibilities. "How much?" you ask. "You're kidding, right?" says Tadd, flicking a bit of cobweb from his spotless Breton Reds. "Take it for, say, $8,000?" Sold. Well, now you've got it home, but Bob and Norm aren't there every weekend to help guide you through this restoration. Where to turn? Turn to This Old Boat. Don Casey, co-author of Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach, assumes you know nothing--not even how to use tools--and leads you methodically and good-naturedly through every step of turning a cast-off fiberglass boat into a real show-stopper, including the simplest and most comlete explanation yet of sailmaking--the sailor's darkest and most expensive art. Casey's step-by-step drawings guide you through a simple project--laying up a fiberglass instrument case, for example--then show you how to apply those skills to something more ambitious--like building a new hatch. With this book and the best buyer's market in boating history, you can send Tadd that postcard from Tahiti--and have money to spare. Can't afford that brand-new boat? Take advantage of the best buyer's market in boating history. Turn a rundown production boat into a first-class yacht with This Old Boat. Whether you are skilled or unskilled, whether you like sail or powerboats, here is everything you need to: Find the right boat at the right price Map out a logical, affordable renovation plan Work with fiberglass--everything from minor cosmetics to major structural repairs Renovate rigging, winches, engines, and other mechanical systems Work with wood, canvas, and plastic Change the interior from a cramped, dingy dormitory to a light, spacious livable home Repair and modernize the electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration systems Add a stunning, mirror-like finish Make your own dodgers, sail covers, and SAILS--and much more! "Casey's intelligent, practical advice covers just about everything, and his style is just what the doctor ordered for anyone daft enough to want to fix up an old boat."--Southern Boating "A great book for anyone on the water."--Maine Coastal News

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