Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E
ISBN: 0071790330
EAN13: 9780071790338
Language: English
Pages: 960
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 11.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 5.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
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
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it. -- Practical Sailor A major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book. -- Sailing World A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind. -- ---- WoodenBoat The world's best technical reference and troubleshooting book. --Sailing -- Inland and Offshore This 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. -- Classic Boat Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment. -- Work Boat World Calder 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. -- Professional Boatbuilder