Boatowner s Mechanical and Electrical Manual How to Maintain Repair and Improve Your Boat s Essential Systems

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071432382
Release Date: 2005-05-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now 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 book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies 12- and 24-volt DC systems Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, and battery chargers Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, 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 "If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it."—Practical Sailor "A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind."—WoodenBoat "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 "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

Boatowner s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472947734
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Sports Exercise and Fitness

Author: Lois Allen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563088193
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness

An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guide

Author: Jane Russell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408194461
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. It is described by Yachting World magazine as 'An invaluable mixture of planning manual and pilot book, and an essential investment if you're planning to cross the Pond.' From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to sources of regional weather information, hurricane tracks, currents and tides, departure and arrival ports, facilities on arrival and documentation required, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing the Atlantic in both directions and packed with all the information they need. 'I cannot imagine setting sail without it' - SAIL magazine (US)

The Atlantic Crossing Guide 7th edition

Author: Jane Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472947642
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

'I cannot imagine setting sail without it' SAIL 'A must for all aspiring ocean crossers' Yachting World We call it 'The Pond', yet the Atlantic Ocean covers one fifth of the surface of our planet and one third of its surface area of water. It is still a mighty big pond to cross! Realising the dream of an Atlantic crossing remains a challenge but the rewards are many and lifelong. The Atlantic Crossing Guide is well established as the standard reference for anyone planning an Atlantic voyage, whether via the trade wind route to the Caribbean or to Europe from the United States. The better prepared you are the greater your chances of success. Packed full of the collective wisdom of cruising sailors over four decades, this new edition has been updated to include advice on: PREPARATIONS · suitable boats, including considerations of hull integrity · equipment and maintenance · advances in navigation and communications systems · access to weather and routeing information · the balance of power input and usage · planning for hurricane season · risk management · crew harmony and health · provisioning PASSAGE PLANNING · Atlantic weather systems, including tropical waves and hurricanes · common routes and timings across the Atlantic · seasonal cruising along bordering coasts and within Atlantic island groups · fog and ice in the higher latitudes · key landfalls 'A fantastic amount of information' Yachting Monthly