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

ISBN-10: 0071432388

ISBN-13: 9780071432382

Edition: 3rd 2005

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This book takes both novice and experienced boat owners through minor and major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, plumbing, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/21/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.202
Language: English

Nigel Calder is a prolific science writer who has contributed to both British and American publications, including Science and Nation. He wrote the script for the television series Einsteins Universe. His book Magic Cosmoswas shortlisted for the 2004 Aventis Science Book Prize.

List of Troubleshooting Charts
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Third Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Introduction
Establishing a Balanced Battery-Powered Electrical System
Introduction
Batteries
Getting Down to Specifics
Putting the Pieces Together
Summary: A Balanced System
Electrical Systems for Energy-Intensive Boats
Additional Energy Sources
Dual-Voltage DC Systems
Fuel Cells, Higher-Voltage DC Boats, and Electric Propulsion
Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Battery-Powered Electrical System
Batteries
Alternators
Voltage Regulators
Diodes
Understanding and Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits
Basic Concepts and Measurements
DC Circuits
AC Circuits
Proper Electrical Installations
Corrosion, Bonding, Lightning Protection, and Grounding
Corrosion
Bonding and Cathodic Protection
Lightning Protection
Grounding
Battery Chargers, Inverters, Wind and Water Generators, and Solar Panels
Battery Chargers
Inverters
Wind and Water Generators
Solar Panels
AC Generators, DC Generators, Electric Motors (DC and AC), and Electric Lights
AC Generators
DC Generators
Electric Motors
Electric Lights
Marine Electronics: Antennas and Radio Grounds, Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference, and Saving Soaked Equipment
Marine Electronics
Antennas and Radio Grounds
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference
Saving Soaked Equipment
Diesel Engines: Operation and Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Winter Layup
Operation and Maintenance
Troubleshooting Part 1: Failure to Start
Troubleshooting Part 2: Operating Problems
Winter Layup and Recommissioning
From Transmission to Propeller
Transmissions and Shaft Brakes
Connecting a Transmission to a Propeller Shaft
Shaft Seals
Struts, Bearings, and Propellers
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
CFCs and the Ozone Hole
Balancing Refrigeration Needs with Boat Use
Air-Conditioning
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Charging and Topping-Off Procedures
Tanks, Plumbing, Toilets, and Through-Hull Fittings
Tanks and Fittings
Plumbing
Marine Toilets (Heads)
Through-Hulls and Seacocks
Pumps and Watermakers
Pumps
Pump Switches
Watermakers
Steering Systems, Autopilots, and Wind Vanes
Steering Systems
Autopilots
Wind Vane Self-Steering
Stoves, Cabin Heaters, Gas-Powered Water Heaters, and Lanterns
Gas
Alcohol, Kerosene, and Diesel Appliances
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Blocks, Winches, Windlasses, and Bow Thrusters
Blocks
Winches
Windlasses
Bow Thrusters
Spars, Standing Rigging, and Roller Reefing
Spars
Standing Rigging
Roller Reefing and Furling
Glossary
Checklist of Winterizing Procedures
Freeing Frozen Parts and Fasteners
Tools and Spare Parts
Useful Tables
Index
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