visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and 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 indispensable resource aboard you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 12- and 24-volt DC systems Electric and hybrid propulsion How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats Corrosion bonding and lightning protection Generators inverters battery chargers wind and water generators and solar power Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics including networking systems antennas and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions shaft brakes and propellers 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 rigging and roller reefing Contraportada If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintainyour boat gear this would be it. Practical SailorA major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldnt be figured out with this book. Sailing WorldA truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind. WoodenBoatThe worlds best technical reference and troubleshooting book. Sailing Inland and OffshoreThis manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works what has gone wrong when it doesnt and how it could be fixed. Classic BoatWithout becoming too complex the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment. Work Boat WorldCalder 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 Biografía del autor Niger Calder is the author of Marine Diesel Engines (1987 1991) and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual (1989 1995) the success of which has made him the most sought-after marine how-to writer in the U.S. and U.K. He has published more than 800 magazine articles in SAIL Cruising World Ocean Navigator Yachting World etc. and lectures on cruising to sell-out crowds. He is also the author of The Cruising Guide to The Northwest Caribbean (IM 1991) and Cuba: A Cruising Guide (Imray 1996). He will be testing his newest ideas with his family during a six-month cruise to the Caribbean and South America this winter.