The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever
If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:
"If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it."—Practical Sailor
"A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind."—WoodenBoat
"A major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book."—Sailing World
"The world's best technical reference and troubleshooting book."—Sailing Inland and Offshore
"This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn't, and how it could be fixed."—Classic Boat
"Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment."—Work Boat World
"Calder lives what he writes, . . . [and] what he offers . . . is practical solutions to problems associated with increasingly complex marine systems. . . . [A] bargain for anyone in the construction and repair side of the boat business."—Professional Boatbuilder
Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is the author of How to Read a Nautical Chart, Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, and Marine Diesel Engines. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain.
All in all a good book very well written.
It will save you time, money and make your boat a safer place to be if you can read and understand it all... It will take time as there are many pages.
If you own a boat, power or sail, that has any electrical, mechanical or plumbing system onboard, then you need this book.
The best, most comprehensive repair reference I have on board!Published 6 days ago by David A Lavigne Jr
This is a reference guide to help out when one is having problems. it is not a sit down and read from cover to cover. I expect it to be very useful when problems arise. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Margaret Nelson
I bought the Kindle version of this book as I'm trying to keep my paper bound books to a minimum. It's got a lot of good data in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Todd Martin
I've had this book for many years now in hard back. When I saw that I could get it from kindle it made me glad that I've got a tablet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wind Singer