Boat Maintenance & Repair

MDE001
$9.95  
Paperback, Amanda Neal, 20pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781937196196
If properly looked after, diesel engines can be amazingly reliable. We got 14,300 hours out of our Volvo TMD31 engine, with almost no problems. You now know that engines need clean fuel, power to start, adequate cooling and lubrication, clean air and preventative maintenance. When you meet these...

MPS204
$28.00  
Paperback, Mel Bartlett, 96pages, 7 x 9, 9781472955401
The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines  is aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English, it explains how a diesel engine works, and how to care for it. Melanie Bartlett explains how the engine uses simple processes to covert fuel to power, and...

ACB152
$14.00  
Paperback, Dave Selby, 112pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781472944849
The Impractical Boat Owner  is the remedy that cures our modern overdose of writing about expensive shiny new sailboats, sailing self-improvement, the quest for the best charter, and practical boating skills. It is a book with no practical purpose whatsoever. It won't make you a better...

SKY121
$22.99  
Paperback, Thomas Larsson, 240pages, 10 x 10, 9781510704763
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...

SKY125
$16.99  
Hardcover, Wayne Canning, 160pages, 6 x 9, 9781944824266
How to select a boat, plan your project, finish the job, and actually head for the water.   Over the past thirty to forty years boat builders, large and small, have produced tens of thousands of fiberglass boats. Many now sit abandoned, waiting for some tender care to get back on the...

SIM284
$29.00  
Flex, Kevin Falvey & Boating Magazine, 224pages, 7.5 x 9.5, 9781681880457
If you spend some serious time (or want to start spending serious time) on the water, this is the book you need. Whether you’re actively chasing trophies in a bass boat, or prefer a lazy afternoon in a pontoon, the  Total Boating Manual  has everything for the active, passive,...

SWP061
$22.95  
Paperback, Peggie Hall, 114pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781892399786
This is the completely-updated 2nd Edition of Peggie Hall's famous book "Get Rid of Boat Odors." "The New Get Rid of Boat Odors, 2nd ed." by Peggie Hall, known by many of her fans as "The Headmistress," will teach you how to eliminate annoying odors on your boat by treating the source instead of...

INT499
$60.00  
Hardcover, Nigel Calder, 944pages, 8.5 x 11, 9780071790338
Packed with new and updated information on every system found aboard virtually every pleasure boat. If it has screws, wires or moving parts, it's covered in this trusted manual. . Includes troubleshooting chart, clear illustrations.

MPS130
$15.00 $30.00  
Paperback, Andy Du Port, 160pages, 5.8 x 0.4 x 9.7, 9781472905482
Owning a boat requires sailors to develop a whole new skill set and take on a raft of new responsibilities, but this essential handbook takes the stress out of what should be an enjoyable, rewarding next step, and shares a wealth of practical advice on what might initially seem daunting new...

SKY085
$24.99  
Hardcover, Andreas af Malmborg, 160pages, 0.8 x 10.5 x 9, 9781632204769
There is something beautiful and nostalgic about wooden boats. These exquisite, polished works of art give us a glimpse into the past, a time when technology wasn’t so advanced, a time when everything was crafted by hand. These magnificent vessels deserve our attention and our utmost...

FER119
$25.50  
Paperback, Pat Manley, 152pages, 6.7 x 8.3, 9781909911109
Essental Boat Electrics removes the mystique of boat electrics. The simple language & clear illustrations will help you understand what is going on & show you how to carry out the many electrical jobs onboard effectively & safely. Included are tutorials, from using a multimeter and...

FER058
$22.00  
Paperback, Don Seddon, 96pages, 6.6 x 9.3, 9781898660811
Most sailing vessels and motorboats have a marine diesel engine.  This book will help the owner keep this vital piece of equipment going.  It covers; how it works, fuel, air, cooling, lubrication, electrics, installation and winter lay up. This second edition is fully revised and now...

FER111
$26.00  
Paperback, Pat Manley, 160pages, 9.3 x 6.7, 9781909911130


SPC027
$13.50 $26.99  
Paperback, Hans Muhlbauer, 9780764344251
Life as a motor- or sailboat sailor could be so relaxing if everything just went as it should, but water sports enthusiasts often face difficulties. Problems lurk everywhere, and those who would like to keep their cool in every situation need to feel at home with broad technical knowledge. But...

INT456
$34.00  
Paperback, Ed Sherman, 9780071810777
Save time and money with this state-of-the-art guide to the latest, most advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques"Ed Sherman is one of America's great teachers and communicators of marine technology. "--Tim Murphy, former executive editor, Cruising World. Whether you are a marine electronics...

INT026
$22.00  
Paperback, Charlie Wing, 171pages, 8.5 x 11, 9780071493444
A fully illustrated tour through modern systems that power, steer, and control both power and sailboats. Features over 100 cutaway and exploded drawings with detailed explanations of eighty principle devices.

INT063
$23.00  
Paperback, Dave Gerr, 147pages, 8.5 x 11, 9780071381765
A designer's, Boatbuilder's and boat owner's reference for choosing, installing, and understanding propellers. Covers outboards to trawlers, high speed and low. Contains plenty of graphs, charts, drawings and answers to common questions and considerations

INT088
$30.00  
Hardcover, Nigel Calder, 284pages, 7.5 x 95, 9780071475358
The world's bestselling marine engine maintenance book got even better and more up-to-date. Lucid explanations, over 300 b&w photos and drawings of every diesel system and advice on what to do when things go wrong.

INT095
$18.00  
Paperback, Miner Brotherton, revised by Ed Sherman, 189pages, 6 x 9, 9780071392334
A clear, non-threatening introduction to 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats. Thoroughly updated as to modern equipment, materials and practices while retaining the simplicity that made the first edition a boating best-seller.

INT123
$34.00  
Hardcover, Allan H. Vaitses, 167pages, 7 x 10, 9780071569149
Covers every facet of fiberglass boat repair techniques and strategies from cosmetic touch-up to gel coat blistering to major structural rebuilding or modification. Author speaks from decades' experience as builder and surveyor.

SHP099
$13.95  
Paperback, John Payne, 86pages, 6 x 9, 9781574091625
An easy-to-understand guide to the foundation of a marine electrical system: batteries and the systems that charge them. Topics include types, selection, safety, installation, maintenance, charging, alternators, regulators and more. Photos.

SHP100
$13.95  
Paperback, John Payne, 86pages, 6 x 9, 9781574091632
Well illustrated, confidence-inspiring guide to wiring and wiring standards, electricity basics, circuit protection, planning and installation, switches, grounding and much more. Makes boat wiring much more logical and far less intimidating.

SHP127
$13.95  
Paperback, John Payne, 97pages, 6 x 9, 9781574092004
Includes fuel system maintenance, filters, cooling, water pump, lubrication systems, troubleshooting testing gauges and much more. A great deal of sound information and advice for the money.

SHP141
$19.95  
Paperback, Nigel Clegg, 144pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 1574092235
Concise, non-technical advice on how to do the job right using contemporary materials and techniques. Covers all paint, varnish situations and application challenges. A fault-finding section deals with when things go wrong. Line drawings and photos.

SHP150
$27.50  
Paperback, JeanLuc Pallas, 122pages, 8.25 X 11.75, 9781574092356
Aims to enable every owner to understand the working of both 2- and 4-stroke outboards and be able to confidently operate and repair it. Covers regular maintenance, repairs, problem solving, more. Color photos, diagrams.

SPA002
$31.99  
Paperback, Edgar J. Beyn, 232pages, 6 x 9, 1878797131
Covers basic electricity, switches, troubleshooting, engine instruments, safety standards, solar power, batteries, pumps, electrolytic corrosion. Practical solutions to common problems.

SUM001
$19.95  
Paperback, Harold Barre, 217pages, 6 x 9, 9780964738621
How to upgrade, operate and troubleshoot 12-volt systems with emphasis on understanding what may be wrong with a system and how to improve it with a multi-stage charging system. Excellent diagrams, clear, concise writing.

PAR044
$17.95  
Paperback, Gregg Nestor, 340pages, 9 x 6, 9780939837823
The Trailer Sailer Owner's Manual should be included with every trailerable sailboat. This comprehensive guide to selecting, caring for, and enjoying a trailerable sailboat will answer all your questions about fitting out, care of your sails, launching and retrieval, and boat maintenance. ....

SHP373
$16.95  
Paperback, John C. Payne, 112pages, 8.5x5.3, 9781574093001
From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new title in his successful series of easy to understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, whether sail of power. Each volume is concise,...

SHP335
$14.95  
Paperback, John C. Payne, 106pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781574092622
From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new title in his successful series of easy to understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner. whether sail or power. Each volume is concise,...

INT233
$52.00  
Hardcover, Don Casey, 547pages, 9 x 11, 9780071477949
Turn a run-down fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey’s This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered classic among boat rehabbers. This second edition is revised from first...

CMP219
$10.99  
Paperback, David & Zora Aiken, 98pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780870335679
Fiberglass Repair, Second Edition is filled with easily accessed information, all aimed at giving a determined boat owner the necessary skills and the confidence to tackle typical fiberglass repairs, using either polyester or epoxy resin. In every boating area, hundreds of fiberglass...

INT433
$28.00  
Paperback, Roger Marshall, 184pages, 8.5x11, 9780071549929
Step-by-step color photo guidance for repairing and renewing fiberglass boats step color photo guidance for repairing and renewing fiberglass boats . Step by step color photo guidance for repairing and renewing fiberglass.

INT239
$43.00  
Hardcover, Dave Gerr, 412pages, 8 x 11, 9780071444569
Get the full story on your boat's mechanical system.

PAR024
$12.95  
Paperback, Mike Harris, 104pages, 11 x 8.3, 9780939837274
Leads the way to a useful understanding of how to repair and maintain and adjust the marine compass. Indicates when to seek the training and experience of a professional adjuster.

SHP305
$29.95  
Paperback, Nigel Warren, 224pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781574092370
An excellent and trusted guide to the prevention of metal corrosion in hulls, engines, rigging and fittings. Special attention is paid to electrolytic corrosion. Examines sealants, copper sheathing, chrome plating, more. Invaluable.

ACB057
$11.98 $23.95  
Paperback, Tim Bartlett, 83pages, 6.8 x 0.2 x 9.6, 9780713675757
Aimed at the boat-owner and not the mechanic, this concise text explains every system found on both two and four-stroke engines. Includes troubleshooting section and lifesaving tips for an engine immersed in salt water.

INT008
$66.00  
Hardcover, Don Casey, 880pages, 7.5 x 95, 9780071462846
The largest, most complete, all encompassing, best-illustrated sailboat maintenance manual ever published. Combines and updates the six-volume series by the author to cover everything from repairing cosmetic and structural damage to sail repair.

SHP128
$13.95  
Paperback, John Payne, 85pages, 6 x 9, 9781574091991
Includes galvanic corrosion, what it is and how to avoid it, stray current corrosion and protecting against it, lightning protection, grounding and much more. Photos, drawings. Solid information on topics much misunderstood.

INT016
$25.00  
Hardcover, William Burr Jr., 157pages, 7.5 x 95, 9780071357036
Maintenance advice from 100 experts. Outlines weekly, monthly and seasonal maintenance schedules, tips on buying, using specific marine products. Covers cleaning, painting, general cosmetics. Photos.

SPA001
$20.00 $39.99  
Paperback, Edgar J. Beyn, 94pages, 8.5 x 11, 721002150127
What an alternator is, how it works, how they differ, how to identify brands and types, Covers troubleshooting, testing, emergency repairs. Many line illustrations, diagrams. Only book of its type.

MBI004
$12.48 $24.95  
Paperback, Keith Noakes, 126pages, 8.25 x 11.75, 9781861265753
A practical guide to the use of fiberglass. Written for the layman, the well illustrated text covers tools, safety, repairs, molds and patterns, lay-up techniques, curing, resin casting and much more. Photos.

INT068
$17.00  
Paperback, Don Casey, 144pages, 7.5 x 95, 9780071445450
A fiberglass sailboat evaluation guide for owners and shoppers written with great clarity and gentle authority. Helps current owners to prioritize maintenance and shoppers to find good value and avoid pitfalls.

FER037
$13.60  
Paperback, Pat Manley, 24pages, 3 1/3 x 8.5, 1898660913
A handy tool to keep any diesel running. Produced in color on water-resistant cards, detailing the essential steps in maintenance and troubleshooting.

INT241
$38.00  
Hardcover, Jim Trefethen, 265pages, 7 x 10, 9780070652392
The first all-inclusive repair and restoration guide for the boat owner with average skills who needs to know how to find the right boat to restore, the right tools and equipment.

INT267
$21.00  
Paperback, Henry C. Mustin, 128pages, 7 x 10, 9780070442481
The most thorough guide yet to aging fiberglass boats, their problems and cures written as both buyer's guide and expose of shoddy building practices and lack of standards among builders and surveyors.

INT321
$23.00  
Hardcover, Don Casey, 171pages, 7.5 x 9.5, 9780070366497
How to install wiring, make good, safe connections, troubleshoot problems, avoid shore power problems, lightning protection, and much more. Clear, easy-to-follow drawings.

GNL006
$29.95  
Hardcover, Glen L. Witt & Ken Hankinson, 250pages, 8.5 x 11, 939070014
Authoritative and very detailed procedures for choosing and installing engines. Includes propeller selection, shaft alignment, cooling and exhaust systems, ventilation, electrical, more.

INT320
$23.00  
Hardcover, Don Casey, 144pages, 7.5 x 95, 70133697
Basic guide to repairing and upgrading fiberglass sailboats aimed at owners of all experience levels. 300 clear illustrations with supporting text.