Paradise Cay Publications

Boat Maintenance & Repair

Paperback, Ken Hankinson, Glen L. Witt , 256 pages, 8.5 x 11, 9781951116453
Authoritative and very detailed procedures for choosing and installing engines. Includes propeller selection, shaft alignment, cooling and exhaust systems, ventilation, electrical, more.

Hardcover, Nigel Calder, 944 pages, 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.

Hardcover, Nigel Calder, 284 pages, 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.

How Boat Things Work
Paperback, Charlie Wing, 171 pages, 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.

Paperback, John Vigor, 210 pages, 9 x 6.5, 9780939837625
John Vigor, a freelance writer and editor, is the author of 10 boating books, including Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere (Paradise Cay), and numerous magazine articles. . He is a sailing and navigation instructor qualified by the American Sailing Association.

Paperback, Thomas Larsson, 240 pages, 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 readers and...

Paperback, Nigel Clegg, 144 pages, 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.

Hardcover, Jim Trefethen, 265 pages, 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.

Paperback, Ken Hankinson, 126 pages, 8.5 x 11, 9780939070060
Discusses and illustrates in detail all sheathing systems and techniques for covering wooden hulls with fiberglass. Pros and cons of various materials covered. This book will get it done right the first time.

Paperback, Pat Manley, 160 pages, 9.3 x 6.7, 9781909911130
Concentrates on the 67 most common maintenance jobs to be done aboard both power and sailboats. Each is explained in simple steps and illustrated with fine color photos and diagrams. From electrical systems to leaky toilets, all is explained. Excellent and informative.


Paperback, Don Seddon, 96 pages, 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...

Boat Maintenance
Hardcover, William Burr Jr., 157 pages, 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.

Hardcover, Allan H. Vaitses, 167 pages, 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.

Paperback, Henry C. Mustin, 128 pages, 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.

Hardcover, Andreas af Malmborg, 160 pages, 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 respect....

Hardcover, Glen L. Witt & Ken Hankinson, 250 pages, 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.

Paperback, Peggie Hall, 114 pages, 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...

Paperback, Mel Bartlett, 96 pages, 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 then...

Paperback, David & Zora Aiken, 98 pages, 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...