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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual : 4th Edition - Nigel Calder

Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual

4th Edition

Hardcover

Published: 11th June 2015
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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.

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A must-have for any boat owner - its the bible !

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      Comments about Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual:

      Its simply the best and most complete book on boat systems and maintenance I have ever read - I keep a copy on-board and one at home as this book allows me to fix almost any issue on my boat without having to involve professionals who often charge a ridiculous price and do a very poor job ... the knowledge and experience contained in this book is priceless to me

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      Part of the Small ships Library

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        Comments about Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual:

        No small ship should leave harbour without it on board.

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        ISBN: 9780071790338
        ISBN-10: 0071790330
        Series: International Marine-RMP
        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): 28.0 x 22.0  x 4.0
        Weight (kg): 2.14
        Edition Number: 4
        Edition Type: Revised