Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

by Calder, Nigel

(1 customer review)

CAD $71.95 CAD $64.95

4th ed. Calder’s indispensable and thorough manual gives you detailed instructions for maintaining, repairing, and improving every essential system on your boat. Topics include hybrid propulsion systems, distributed power systems, and fuel cells, and the rest of the contents have been completely updated. One of our all-time bestselling titles.

ISBN 10: 0071790330
ISBN 13: 9780071790338
Illustration: photos & illus.
Pages: 896
Published: 2015
Format: hardcover
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1 review for Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

  1. Ontario Sailor

    First published in 1985 and revised about every decade, this is an exhaustive study of everything electrical and mechanical that you could possibly find on a boat. Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic, boatbuilder and author (How to Read a Nautical Chart and Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook) says this new issue covers everything on a boat that has a wire, a screw or moving parts. This new issue is twice the size of the original book, with lots of new details on electric systems to cover the huge innovations over the years. If we want the boat to be like home – replete with all of the comforts like plenty of electricity and warm, pressurized water – then skippers must either learn to fix things or hire someone. There are chapters on electrical circuits, battery chargers, generators, diesel engines, pumps and watermakers, steering systems, blocks, winches, spars and rigging. If you own a boat, this book is required reading for the mechanically-inclined sailor.

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