How Boat Things Work

Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071511083
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow.”--Cruising World “This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it’s a perfect teaching tool.”--Ocean Navigator Whether you’re a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can’t afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they’re assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. This guided tour “under the hood” of your sailboat or powerboat includes: Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls Anchors and windlasses DC and AC electrical systems Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

Know Your Boat

Author: David Kroenke
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071361347
Format: PDF, 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.

Know Your Boat s Diesel Engine

Author: Andrew Simpson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071493433
Format: PDF
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Originally published: RYA diesel engine handbook / by the Royal Yachting Association, 2006.

The Insider s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing

Author: Natalie Sears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071596941
Format: PDF, Docs
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Restore that “showboat” look to tired gelcoat, canvas, brightwork, upholstery, metalwork, and more Boat cleaning isn’t as simple as taking a can of kitchen cleanser and scrubbing away, and improper procedures can cause damage to the boat or the environment. This is the only stem-to-stern guide to all aspects of boat cleaning and detailing. The book recommends both generic and brand-name cleaning and maintenance materials to help you make the right selections. Lots of before-and-after photos show you how to: Keep your boat looking great and protect market value Achieve maximum results with minimum work and environmentally safe methods. Use tables and checklists to keep work organized and efficient

The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration

Author: Thomas Larsson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510704752
Format: PDF, ePub
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An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project. The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden’s most experienced and premier wooden boat restorers, has compiled his knowledge of the craft for readers and placed it in this book. This ultimate guide to restoration contains useful facts and an extensive glossary, accessible to both new hobbyists and longtime boat lovers. Also within this book are chapters on boat care, including winter maintenance, racing, finishing, and stripping. Additionally, there is updated information on boat building, gluing, and tools. The most extensive part of this book consists of chapters that describe the detailed clean repair of wooden boats—everything from plug accession and bonding to changing socks and bottom engine installation. Larsson includes a history of boat building and provides a nice glimpse of different wooden boats with more than two hundred sketches and photos in both color and black-and-white. He explains how staying on top of maintenance keeps a unique fleet of wooden boats alive. With practical instructions and fact boxes with advice and tips, this book will teach you all about maintenance: surface treatment, scraping the hull, equipping the boat in the spring, and looking after it in the winter. Also included are tips on buying a boat, installing an engine, and more. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair

Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071502947
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace portlights, locate leaks, fix cracks and even holes, restore your hull's gloss, renew nonskid decks, and much more. You'll wonder what you were worried about.

Dockmanship

Author: David Owen Bell
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
ISBN: 9780870334252
Format: PDF
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Dockmanship, according to author Bell, is "the art, skill, and practice of safely berthing and unberthing a vessel." Anyone who's ever spent time observing the action at a marina or boat ramp will concede that the way the docking skill is practiced by many recreational boaters today can hardly be considered an "art." Here, finally, is a book that provides the needed information to turn any skipper -- even a novice -- into a master of the docking art. Captains who feel they already perform well behind the helm will enjoy reviewing the standard and advanced techniques contained in this easily understood manual. The basics of rudders, propellers, lines, and fenders used on small to medium-sized boats are completely explored. For each type of propulsion (inboard, outboard, single-screw, double-screw, and sail), techniques are described for maneuvering port side to, starboard side to, stern in, and bow in, as well as for getting away and handling the boat in close quarters. For each of these situations, the author also clarifies the effects of wind and current.

Boatowner s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947738
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. 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. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

How Boats Work

Author: Mary Umstot
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781495315541
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How Boats Work, is told in rhyme; it not only educates, but also entertains anyone reading it, from the very young to the young-at-heart. Arnold, the anchor, introduces the different parts that make a boat work-- from the engine, to the electronics in the pilot house, to the rudder and propeller beneath the boat. He gives each a catchy name as he explains the jobs, and how important they all are in working together to move the boat over the water. Penny Talbot provided the rich colorful illustrations to accompany Arnold's tale. Her many years of cruising, her love of the sea and sea life, and her artistic talent combined to weave a magical look and feel to the story as it unfolded.

All About Powerboats Understanding Design and Performance

Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071362047
Format: PDF
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What's the difference between a deep-vee hull and a modified vee? A planing hull and a displacement hull? Find the answers to these and scores of other frequently asked questions in All About Powerboats. Writing for any boater seeking a better understanding of modern powerboat design and handling, author Roger Marshall provides a well-illustrated, clear introduction to small powerboats (18 to 30 feet long) from the perspective of use. His practical advice on hull shape, engines, construction methods, steering systems, comfort, and safety gives today's boaters a thorough grounding in powerboat selection, use, and lore.