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Saved my baccon
on August 13, 2013
Just got this book and a week later, while stuck in a windless bay, my engine suddenly died. Of course this only happens when you are anchorless, motoring through islands and shoals with a nice hunk of shore that is covered in rocks, and half a dozen icons on the navigation chart of sunken boats. (Somehow the fates know when you are trying to sneak by unnoticed.)
Luckily we happened to start drifting through a cargo channel that was blessedly void of any cargo ships, or anyone at all except a small pod of porpoise. We had a good thirty minutes to break open this book and trouble shoot the engine. This book gave us the guide lines we needed to quickly and successfully diagnose our problem and get the engine back to limping. Not only that but this book has guided us through the month of repairing all sorts of things, fixing the starter, along with recognizing a few things that previous owners have jerry-rigged. In a month this book has already paid for itself many times over and now our old crusty engine sounds better and runs better. This book is a must, without it, my first mate and I would have never been able to turn a potentially deadly trip into just a few minutes of stress.