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Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Handbook

Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Handbook

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Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Handbook

Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Handbook

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Product Overview

Product No:
16123
Author:
Nigel Calder
Publisher:
McGraw Hill
ISBN:
9780071432382
Edition:
3rd Edition
Edition Date:
May 2005
Pages:
832
Size:
218 x 279 x 36 mm
Weight:
1.9 kg
Format:
Hardcover
Sales Rank:
4528 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

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

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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