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How Boat Things Work by Charlie Wing (2007)

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Discover the intricate workings of sailboats and powerboats from ground tackle to propulsion gear - and everything in between!

Whether you're a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can't afford to be without. With intricate two-colour cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they're assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. Systems explored include:

  • Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers
  • Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses
  • Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls
  • Anchors and windlasses
  • DC and AC electrical systems
  • Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

This introduction to the secret lives of boats is also the ideal complement to your troubleshooting and repair manuals and instructions. How Boat Things Work will be a welcome companion on every voyage you take.

Charlie Wing is the author/illustrator of a numberof top-selling home maintenance and remodeling books, as well as sixother boating titles.

Product Overview
Product NoCMS0016538
Weight (g)545 g
AuthorCharlie Wing
PublisherMcGraw Hill
EditionN/A
Edition DateMay-07
Pages176
Size213 x 274 x 13mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780071493444
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Discover the intricate workings of sailboats and powerboats from ground tackle to propulsion gear - and everything in between!

Whether you're a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can't afford to be without. With intricate two-colour cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they're assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. Systems explored include:

  • Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers
  • Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses
  • Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls
  • Anchors and windlasses
  • DC and AC electrical systems
  • Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

This introduction to the secret lives of boats is also the ideal complement to your troubleshooting and repair manuals and instructions. How Boat Things Work will be a welcome companion on every voyage you take.

Charlie Wing is the author/illustrator of a numberof top-selling home maintenance and remodeling books, as well as sixother boating titles.

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