From what tools you need, spare parts and manuals to filters. All sections have been updated, but the electrical portion has been extensively revised. Battery Chargers, Inverters, Wind and Water Generators, and Solar Panels Battery Chargers How They Work; Ferro-Resonant as a Yardstick; Performance Implies Regulation; Troubleshooting Inverters How They Work; Batteries: The Limiting Factor; Matching the Demand to the System; Inverter Installation; Troubleshooting Wind and Water Generators How They Work; Pros and Cons; Installation and Maintenance; Troubleshooting and Repair Solar Panels Basic Terminology; Key Factors in System Design; Installation; Troubleshooting Chapter 6. The fundamental problem we face lies in the fact that we are seeking to replicate the benefits of substantial public utilities, such as electric and water supplies, within the confines of a boat. In particular, if you intend to work on, or add equipment to, your electrical systems, you need to come to terms with the first half of this book, and if not comfortable with this material, you should hire a professional to provide advice and do the work.
Written in a simple, accessible style, the Manual is aimed at helping the nonexpert solve problems in marine systems--think of it as a friendly mechanic. Geelong 2019-04-09 true A must-have for any boat owner - its the bible! It has become a daunting task to provide the information necessary for a talented layperson to understand, maintain, and troubleshoot three decades worth of increasingly complex equipment. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. We will take necessary action on any infringing content. There are, of course, still sailors who are willing to accept that being aboard a boat is akin to camping out. There is not another book that comes close to the depth covered in this book.
Excellent update to the previous version. Diesel Engines Operation and Maintenance How They Work; Preventive Maintenance Troubleshooting Part 1: Failure to Start Failure to Crank; Engine Cranks But Won''t Fire Troubleshooting Part 2: Operating Problems Overheating; Smoke; Loss of Performance; Water in the Crankcase; Low Oil Pressure; Inadequate Turbocharger Performance; Problems with Engine Instrumentation Winter Layup Recommissioning Chapter 9. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, including recent The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! My thanks to all of them. But even he has a modest electrical system and no matter how modest it may be the same design rules and installation practices apply. This book is easy to read and filled to the brim with valuable information, covering all aspects of maintaining the boat's engine and electrical systems and I cannot wait to put this knowledge to good use. I knew nothing about marine motors and this book came highly recommended from more than a few experienced sailors, and it's plain to see why. If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual.
This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. In particular, there is my editor-in-chief and production boss, Molly Mulhern, who has overseen every edition of this book with patience and good humor. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! There are dozens of others who have helped in both large and small ways over the past decade. It has effectively supplanted everything else on that shelf. We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! And finally, of course, Terrie, who continues to put up with my compulsive work habits with affection and without complaint. Nigel Calder breaks it down so any sailor can understand it. The uncomfortable truth is, if you want to live on your boat much as you do at home you will need to master this information! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! The only thing I don't like is the black and white photographs.
Unfortunately if one were to do all the maintanence he describes, there would be no time and no money to go sailing. Calder is the author of How to Read a Nautical Chart, Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, and Marine Diesel Engines. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4th Edition 2017 This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain. This website is in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act. This equipment cannot be ignored. I highly recommend this book for anyone who really wants to understand how to properly design, modify, maintain, or repair the various systems on their boat.
Nevertheless, what remains is intimidating for many boatowners. Marine Electronics Troubleshooting Electronic Equipment Preliminary Troubleshooting Antennas and Grounds Siting an Antenna; Antenna Installation; Grounds Radio Interference Sources of Interference; Tracking Down Interference; Preventing Suppressing Interference Saving Soaked Equipment Chapter 8. I have once again had a great deal of help in navigating an immense mass of information. . Товар может быть без оригинальной упаковки например, без оригинальной коробки или этикетки или оригинальная упаковка может быть распечатана. I looked at others, and this was the winner. Our fridge died a couple of times during our 4-year sailing trip and Nigel rescued us and all of our precious frozen meat.
Lots of detail, well presented, and well illustrated. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. I'll join the chorus and say that this new edition is the essential manual for anyone with a sailboat large enough to have mechanical and electrical systems. I highly recommend his books for anyone who plans to cast off for a bluewater adventure. Line drawings would have been much more instructive.
The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! It is now twice as long as the first edition, with most of the additional material in the electrical section. In addition to the challenges created by these highly variable levels of complexity, we have the legacy equipment found on the boats built over the past three decades, very few of which have been taken out of service. Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. This book is the best of its kind. Nigel has adopted new recomendations based on recent information.
This is a very good sign. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. This manual is absolutely a must have. Stein Once again, Nigel outdoes himself with clear explanations, troubleshooting and repair steps for all of the other onboard systems. Plenty of benefit for powerboats as well, but it is clearly tilted towards sail.
Corrosion, Bonding, Lightning Protection, and Grounding Corrosion Galvanic Corrosion; Stray-Current Corrosion Bonding and Cathodic Protection Cathodic Protection; Unbond and Isolate Lightning Protection The Importance of Grounding; The Path to Ground; Protecting Electrical Circuits and Electronics; Lightning Protection The Common Ground Point Chapter 5. You know, Nigel Calder is famous for writing pertinent books. In particular, Paul has read all of it more than once and made many useful suggestions, notably from the perspective of a low-budget cruiser. Establishing a Balanced Battery-Powered Electrical System Introduction The Peculiarities of Boats Batteries How They Work; Electrolyte Variations; Modes of Failure; Automotive Cranking Versus Deep-Cycle Batteries; Wet-Cells Versus Gel-Cells; Nicads--The Ultimate Battery Getting Down to Specifics Determining Power Requirements; Providing the Necessary Capacity; Providing Adequate Charging Capabilities; Establishing Correct Voltage Regulation Putting the Pieces Together Is It Better to Have One or Two Battery Banks for House Use? You won't know everything just because you read it, but you'll know a lot more than when you started. Best of all, Calder also offers helpful advice on how to prevent future system failure. © 1996 - 2019 AbeBooks Inc.