The Boatowner's mechanical and electrical manual is an essential troubleshooting guide for any boater, from the extreme novice to seasoned veteran. If it is on a boat and has screws, wires, or moving parts, it is covered in the 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: battery technologies, 12 and 24 volt DC systems, corrosion, bonding and lightning protection, generators, inverters and battery chargers, electric motors and electric lights, marine electronics, antennas, and RFI, diesel engines, transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers.
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How to make sure the electrical system is up to par
Common and little-known tips for keeping batteries and charging systems safe and trouble-free
Simple test procedures for grounding circuits on boats, the best way to prevent galvanic corrosion on newly installed equipment
Easy, reliable way to make sure inverters can handle peak AC appliance load
Often overlooked preventive maintenance for diesel engines
What to do right after start-up, while in use and at regular intervals during the season to ensure years of trouble-free boating
8-point troubleshooting procedure for poor pickup
How to replace a transmission output-shaft oil seal
5 simple steps to stop loss of transmission oil
Secret trick for keeping deck hardware fastened tight no matter how excessive the loads
7 safety tips for repairing masthead lights and other fixtures on top of the mast, and more.
Hardcover. 818 pgs. Pub. 2005
Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain.
Mr.Calder covers a wide variety of topics including: refrigeration and air conditioning, tanks, plumbing and through-hulls, pumps and watermakers, steering, autopilots, and wind vanes, stoves and heaters, winches, windlasses and bow thrusters, spars, and rigging and roller reefing, and much more.
A big source of information
Nigel Calder is the electrical authority. As with all of his books there is much good info here. For the occasional electrician there is much info you may never be needed. That is not meant as a criticism, just a point. This book by Calder is my choice for electrical bible.