Understanding Boat Plumbing and Water Systems

Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092634
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From John C. Payne comes a new title in his successful series of easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated. Understanding Boat Plumbing and Water Systems covers these major topics: Water Systems, Water Tanks, Pressure Pumps, Hot Water Calorifiers, Diesel Hot Water Heaters, Desalination Systems, Bilge Pump Systems, Bilge Alarms, Bilge Pump Maintenance, Sewage Systems, MSD Systems, Shower Drain and Sink Systems.

Understanding Boat AC Power Systems

Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092626
Format: PDF, ePub
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From John C. Payne comes a new title in his successful series of easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated. Understanding Boat AC Power Systems covers the following major topics: AC Power Safety, Shore Power Systems, Transformers, Shore Power Inverters, AC Circuit Protection Principles, AC Short Circuit, Selecting Protective Equipment, Cable Installation, Ground Leakage Protection, Generators, AC Alternators, Generator Rating Calculations, AC Equipment Ratings, Alternator Maintenance, Gasoline Gensets, Inverters and Microwave Ovens.

The Complete Sailing Manual

Author: Steve Sleight
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241314380
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ultimate illustrated guide for sailors is now fully revised and updated. With a foreword by Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, and covering the latest developments in sailing and navigation technology, this manual is the undisputed market leader in sailing guides. The Complete Sailing Manual now offers even more extensive coverage of sailing practice, including foiling catamarans, apparent wind sailing, long-distance cruising, and electronic navigation. Former British national champion Steve Sleight offers a complete tuition course on seamanship, and his expert advice is brought to life with breathtaking action photography. With essential information, handy diagrams, and step-by-step artwork, this is only sailing handbook you need when out on the waves. Previous Edition ISBN 9781405392761

Piracy Today

Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer who has spent 35 years afloat on merchant ships and offshore oil industry vessels. He is a qualified Maritime Safety Auditor and Marine Surveyor as well as a cruising yachtsman. He has published more than a dozen books for yachts and pleasure vessels as well as numerous magazine articles. Currently, he works in Asia and the Middle East on various maritime and offshore projects.

Know Your Boat

Author: David Kroenke
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071361347
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Know Your Boat is here to rescue the millions of boaters who have always been afraid to peer into their boat’s innards for fear of what they’ll find. Here at last is the humorous, user-friendly guide that will give a timid skipper the courage to grab a wrench and tame the savage beast in the bilge (or at least make its acquaintance). Assuming no mechanical aptitude, David Kroenke provides readers with an easy-to-read introduction to the use and maintenance of the many systems found on today’s typical power or sail boat, including: engine, electricity, electronics, plumbing, refrigeration, windlasses, pumps, and steering system.

Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook

Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643346
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The First Ever Guide for Optimizing Boat Systems This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Writing for designers, builders, owners, buyers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and commercial vessels, Dave Gerr provides design and installation guidance for each major mechanical system plus pragmatic guidelines and real-world interpretations of American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and European standards. No marine professional or serious boater should be without Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook. "Dave Gerr has a knack for breaking down the more esoteric concepts of naval architecture into language that’s easily understood by the layman, which is one of the reasons why his writing often appears in the pages of SAIL. Another reason is his deep practical knowledge of the intricacies and subtleties of boat construction and systems, and the way they relate to each other. The subhead of Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook says it all--'how to design, install and recognize proper systems in boats.' Light reading this isn’t, but if you’re about to refit your boat or upgrade outdated systems, perhaps with some serious voyaging in mind, this book is a worthwhile investment. This is a unisex book, for both powerboaters and sailors; there’s no mention of sailing rigs, but every other conceivable system is covered more or less exhaustively." --PETER NIELSEN, SAIL, November 2009 Praise for Dave Gerr's previous books: The Elements of Boat Strength: “Certain books, because of their thoroughness, tend to become industry standards; such is the case with The Elements of Boat Strength.” --Ocean Navigator Propeller Handbook: “The best layman's guide we've ever read.” --Practical Sailor “Gerr made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use.” --WoodenBoat The Nature of Boats: “Offers, in a disarmingly charming fashion, a look at all aspects of what makes a boat work. If you are not nautically obsessed prior to reading this book, you most certainly will be afterward.” --Sailing

Powerboat Care and Repair

Author: Allen Berrien
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071419468
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the "Boat Doctor" in Boating magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected inPowerboat Care and Repair, the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats. Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.