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Boatowner's mechanical and electrical manual : how to maintain, repair and improve your boat's essential systems

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: New York : International Marine / McGraw Hill Education, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"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 indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice ..."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Calder
ISBN: 9780071790338 0071790330
OCLC Number: 910568869
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 944 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Establishing a balanced battery-powered electrical system --
Chapter 2: Efficient and cost-effective electrical systems for energy-intensive boats --
Chapter 3: Maintaining and troubleshooting a battery-powered electrical system --
Chapter 4: Understanding and troubleshooting electrical circuits --
Chapter 5: Corrosion, bonding, lightning protection, and grounding --
Chapter 6: Battery chargers, inverters, wind and water generators, and solar panels --
Chapter 7: AC generators, DC generators, electric motors (AC and DC), and electric lights --
Chapter 8: Marine electronics: antennas and radio grounds, electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, and saving soaked equipment --
Chapter 9: Diesel engines: operation and maintenance, troubleshooting, and winter layup --
Chapter 10: From transmission to propeller --
Chapter 11: Refrigeration and air-conditioning --
Chapter 12: Tanks, plumbing, toilets, through-hull fittings, and sealants --
Chapter 13: Pumps and watermakers --
Chapter 14: Steering systems, autopilots, and wind vanes --
Chapter 15: Stoves, cabin heaters, gas powered water heaters, and lanterns --
Chapter 16: Blocks, winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters --
Chapter 17: Spars, standing rigging, and roller reefing.
Responsibility: Nigel Calder.

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A guide to designing, installing, and maintaining electrical and mechanical systems on your boat. It covers virtually anything on a sail or power boat with moving parts: engine, electrical, steering  Read more...

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