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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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. ....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...
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