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

by Nigel Calder

Hardcover, 1995



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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (1995), Edition: 2, 592 pages


Regardless of your skill level, Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual makes boat maintenance and repair fast, fun and easy! Nigel Calder delivers hundreds of tips and techniques for maintaining, troubleshooting and fixing every working part and system on your boat­­all clearly explained in step-by-step detail. You'll discover: How to make sure your boat's electrical system provides all the power you need Common and little-known tips for keeping your batteries and charging system safe and trouble-free Simple test procedures for grounding circuits on boats Best way to prevent galvanic corrosion on newly installed equipment Easy, reliable way to make sure your inverter can handle peak AC appliance load Often overlooked preventive maintenance for diesel engines Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual shows you what to do right after start-up, while in use, and at regular intervals during the season to ensure years of trouble-free boating, including: Eight-point troubleshooting procedure for eliminating poor pickup How to replace a transmission output-shaft oil seal Five simple steps to stop the loss of transmission oil Tricks for keeping deck hardware fastened tight no matter how excessive the loads Seven safety tips for repairing masthead lights and other fixtures on top of the mast And much, much more… (more)


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592 p.; 11 inches


007009618X / 9780070096189

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