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    Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

    By: Nigel Calder

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    The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever

    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 book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:

    Battery technologies

    12- and 24-volt DC systems

    Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection

    Generators, inverters, and battery chargers

    Electric motors and electric lights

    Marine electronics, 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

    "If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it."—Practical Sailor

    "A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind."—WoodenBoat

    "A major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book."—Sailing World

    "The world's best technical reference and troubleshooting book."—Sailing Inland and Offshore

    "This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn't, and how it could be fixed."—Classic Boat

    "Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment."—Work Boat World

    "Calder lives what he writes, . . . [and] what he offers . . . is practical solutions to problems associated with increasingly complex marine systems. . . . [A] bargain for anyone in the construction and repair side of the boat business."—Professional Boatbuilder

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