Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat S Essential SystemsHardback
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- Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
- Format: Hardback | 832 pages
- Dimensions: 223mm x 283mm x 36mm | 1,950g
- Publication date: 30 June 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0071432388
- ISBN 13: 9780071432382
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
- Sales rank: 42,380
This third edition includes new and revised material on battery bank installations and new battery technologies; electrical overcurrent protection; 12 and 24-volt DC systems; 30-amp versus 50-amp shorepower cords; new DC generators, cogeneration inverters, and multivoltage and multifrequency battery chargers.
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Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain.
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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" 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.