Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, 4th Edition by Nigel Calder



Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

The best selling boat maintenance resource of all time.

The seagoing equivalent of a homeowner's fit-it-yourself manual, it covers everything in a power-or-sailboat that has bolts, screws, moving part, wires, or grease and can break.

Hundreds of detailed illustrations, troubleshooting charts and reader prompting tables create an extremely graphic and user-friendly treatment.

There have been significant changes in boat systems - particularly electrical systems - in the past years.

Includes all of the following and more!

    • Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells

    • 12- and 24-volt DC systems

    • Electric and hybrid propulsion

    • How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats

    • Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection

    • Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power

    • Electric motors and electric lights

    • Marine electronics, including networking systems, 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