+612 9045 4394
Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual : 4th Edition - Nigel Calder

Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual

4th Edition


Published: 11th June 2015
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days
RRP $90.00

eBook View Product

Published: 3rd July 2015
Format: ePUB

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

About the Author

Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is the author of How to Read a Nautical Chart, Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, and Marine Diesel Engines. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain.

ISBN: 9780071790338
ISBN-10: 0071790330
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 11th June 2015
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 22.6  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 2.17
Edition Number: 4