A layman's comprehensive guide to all things affecting fuel usage, the 18 chapters contain ideas, suggestions and projects designed to help any skipper maximize fuel dollars. Not so much a how-to book but rather a you-should-try-this message for the boat owner with average skills. Written by a marine mechanic/inventor with years of research in testing various hulls, the book even includes the plans of one unique invention that most often returns more in fuel savings than the cost of the book. Regardless of diesel or gas power, the semiplaning hull with over five tons displacement can be helped by the information within Fuelish Pleasure Boats.
~ Working with the wind ~ Gas engine tuning and changes ~ Diesel performance outline ~ Real-life results of modifications ~ How to reduce drag ~ Over 60 photos, graphs, charts ~ Free plans for most cost effective fix ~ Includes directory of sources of parts ~ Forms and check-lists for DIY testing
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