Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook


Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071486934
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Keep your boat's electrical systems running and reliable “Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook is perfect for learning how your boat’s electrical system and much of its equipment works, and it will be an invaluable guide when adding equipment as well. This book needs to be in every boater’s library as a ready reference on how to make effective repairs and modifications that comply with ABYC standards.”—Ed Sherman, Senior Instructor and Curriculum Designer, American Boat and Yacht Council “A definitive technical book that is easy to read. Buy this book and throw out the rest.”—Motorboat & Yachting Whether you take to the sea under power or sail, bounce around the bay in your runabout, or cross oceans in your cruiser, you’ll find everything you need to maintain, repair, and upgrade your boat’s DC and AC electrical systems with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide. Tackle onboard electrical projects and learn how to: Meet ABYC standards for both DC and AC wiring Install solar- and wind-power systems Add electrical components Prevent corrosion of your electrical system . . . and more

Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring


Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070710924
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
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Provides instructions for wiring marine electronics and dozens of weekend projects, such as installing cabin and navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and more. This is a user-friendly manual for on-board electrical projects, from fixing loose connections to rewiring your boat.

Boater's Pocket Reference

Your Comprehensive Resource for Boats and Boating
Author: Thomas McEwen
Publisher: Anchor Cove Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0977405206
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 766
View: 4823

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800 pages, 435 illustrations, 94 photographs, index. Handy, fact-filled new boating guide offers, how-to-do-it information and reference facts, figures, formulas, graphs, and tables about boating in a book small enough (about 3" x 5" x 1") to fit in your pocket. This book is for everyone who wants to enjoy being a better, safer, and more responsible boater. If you are new to boating this book is filled with information you need to know. If you are an experienced boater this book can act as a great reference and memory jogger.

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947738
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 960
View: 8759

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This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World

AC Maintenance & Repair Manual for Diesel Engines


Author: Jean Luc Pallas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472901215
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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The aim of this book with its detailed step-by-step colour photographs and diagrams, is to enable every owner to fix their diesel engine with ease. Troubleshooting tables help diagnose potential problems, and there is advice on regular maintenance and winterising and repair. Jean-Luc Pallas's enthusiasm for passing on his knowledge, as well as his clear explanations, precise advice and step-by-step instructions make this a unique book.

Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding


Author: Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140812713X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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This book caters specifically for the needs of prospective buyers of production and custom built boats, outlining the pros and cons of all types of boatbuilding materials. It will help owners decide what material is most suitable for their needs and how to customise and modify the boat to suit their particular requirements. With his vast experience of boat design, Bruce Roberts-Goodson gives advice (for both sail and powerboats) on: construction materials and methods special tools required suitable building sites designing and building the interiors engines for sail and power electrical systems for sail and power rigging, sail plans and keels plumbing and equipment Bruce Roberts-Goodson has a thriving boat design business, and with many hundreds of enquiries each day, he is well placed to know what questions customers want answered and what the current trends are.

Boatowner's Illustrated Wiring Handbook


Author: Charles Wing
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
ISBN: 9780713682922
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 266
View: 2233

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Boatowner's Illustrated Wiring Manualis a user-friendly, practical manual for all onboard electricalprojects - from fixing loose connections to rewiring the entire boat.Simple, clear and abundantly illustrated, it is the key tounderstanding and customising all aspects of a boat's electricalsystems. This new edition includes new battery, alternator and othertechnologies as well as new 3D perspective drawings and a colour wiringsection. Wing explains DC and AC wiring materials and systems, batteries,alternators, inverters, generators, corrosion control, and alternativeenergy installations (solar, wind and water). There are detailedinstructions for wiring radios and navigation equipment, installingcabin lights, navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery chargeindicators, bilge alarms, and extensive tables summarise the mostimportant specifications in a handy quick-reference format. This book, from an author who specialises in making the complex simple, will be a godsend for all boatowners. 'Deserves a permanent place on your shelves.' Boating World

Boatowner's Wiring Manual


Author: Charles Wing
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 9780713668667
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 320
View: 7267

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Boatowner's Wiring Manual is a user-friendly, practical manual for all onboard electrical projects - from fixing loose connections to rewiring the entire boat. Simple, clear and abundantly illustrated, it is the key to understanding and customising all aspects of a boat's electrical systems. DC and AC wiring materials and techniques are all covered, as are batteries, alternators, inverters, generators, corrosion control, and alternative energy installations (solar, wind and water). There are detailed instructions for wiring radios and navigation equipment, installing cabin lights, navigation lights, burglar alarms, battery charge indicators, bilge alarms, and much more. Extensive tables summarise the most important specifications in a quick-reference format. This book, from an author who specialises in making the complex simple, will be a godsend for all boatowners. 'A definitive technical work that is easy to read' Motor Boat and Yachting 'This book will be of real assistance to the troubleshooter' Little Ship Club

Segeln für Dummies


Author: J. J. Isler,Peter Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709495
Category: Sailing
Page: 404
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Surfen und Segeln gehoren zu den schonsten Vergnugen im Urlaub am Meer. Wieso also nicht teilhaben am Wasserspa und selber einmal im Boot uber die Wogen flitzen? Bleiben Sie kein Suwassermatrose und lernen Sie, dass aufschieen, wenden und halsen keine mittelalterlichen Foltermethoden sind! Das Autoren- und Ehepaar JJ. und Peter Isler erklart Ihnen humorvoll und kompetent die wichtigen Grundbegriffe des Segelns, zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Techniken sich vom Wind treiben zu lassen und gibt Ihnen viele Tipps und Tricks rund um's Boot. Also rein in den Sudwester und lassen Sie sich den Wind um die Nase wehen! Sie erfahren: * Wie die einzelnen Schiffstypen heien und weshalb es sie gibt * Was die ganzen seltsamen Segelbegriffe eigentlich bedeuten * Wo Luv und wo Lee liegt * Wie Sie Sicherheit an Bord herstellen * Was Sie uber Wetter und Navigation wissen mussen * Tipps zum Kauf und Chartern von Segelbooten * Wie die Regatta-Regeln aussehen * Welche Seemannsknoten es gibt und wie sie geknupft werden

Die Welt im Sturm erobert


Author: Tania Aebi,Bernadette Brennan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783768815277
Category:
Page: 349
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Tania Aebi, erste und jüngste amerikanische Weltumseglerin, erzählt erfrischend und geradezu hinreißend die Geschichte ihrer erstaunlichen und in jeder Hinsicht bewegenden 27 000-Meilen-Reise. Sie ist ein flippiger New Yorker Teenager, der mit seiner Clique die Nächte in den Discos herumhängt, als ihr Vater sie vor die Wahl stellt: ab aufs College oder Weltumseglung ? allein. Die 18-Jährige nimmt die Herausforderung an. Aus purer Abenteuerlust, aber auch, um dem Vater zu beweisen, dass sie sehr wohl Stehvermögen hat. Ihre Slup VARUNA ist knapp acht Meter lang. Vom Segeln weiß sie nicht viel mehr als das, was sie sich an Bord der väterlichen Yacht auf einer Atlantik-Überquerung abgeguckt hat. Doch was aus Abenteuerlust begann, wird zu einer Reise der Selbsterfahrung: Stürme, eine Kollision, eine Beinahe-Kenterung, Verletzungen ? sie will durchhalten, um jeden Preis, und sie schafft es. Obwohl sie mehrfach in Versuchung gerät, endgültig aufzugeben. Und sie verliebt sich zweimal. Oliver, ein junger Schweizer, ebenfalls einhand unterwegs, ist es schließlich, der Tania, als sie nach New York zurückkehrt, dort bereits erwartet. Sie hat nicht nur ihn, sondern im doppelten Sinne ?die Welt im Sturm erobert?.

Boatkeeper

The Boatowner's Guide to Maintenance, Repair, and Improvement
Author: Bernard Gladstone,Tom Bottomley
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 9780688035655
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 238
View: 1974

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Shows how to maintain a boat's exterior, electrical system, engine, and electronics gear, and suggests simple improvement projects

Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual

Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo
Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071793887
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 896
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The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape. More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors


Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071350990
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 608
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The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.

Boatowner's Handbook

Reference Data for Maintenance, Repair, Navigation, and Seamanship
Author: John Vigor
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071361354
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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A quick-reference data bank and handbook intended for on-board use. It presents thousands of practical facts, figures and time-saving tips, navigation lights, rigging a boat, provisioning for a cruise, sizing a propeller, choosing a dinghy, sizing oars, piloting, and more.

Make: Elektronik


Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3897216019
Category: Electronic books
Page: 327
View: 2331

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Mochtest du Elektronik-Grundwissen auf eine unterhaltsame und geschmeidige Weise lernen? Mit Make: Elektronik tauchst du sofort in die faszinierende Welt der Elektronik ein. Entdecke die Elektronik und verstehe ihre Gesetze durch beeindruckende Experimente: Zuerst baust du etwas zusammen, dann erst kommt die Theorie. Vom Einfachen zum Komplexen: Du beginnst mit einfachen Anwendungen und gehst dann zugig uber zu immer komplexeren Projekten: vom einfachen Schaltkreis zum Integrierten Schaltkreis (IC), vom simplen Alarmsignal zum programmierbaren Mikrocontroller. Schritt-fur-Schritt-Anleitungen und uber 500 farbige Abbildungen und Fotos helfen dir dabei, Elektronik einzusetzen -- und zu verstehen.

Die sonderbare letzte Reise des Donald Crowhurst


Author: Ron Hall,Nicholas Tomalin
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492953239
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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Ein Klassiker über ein zeitlos spannendes Abenteurerschicksal Im Juli 1969 wird mitten im Atlantik eine Jacht entdeckt – die Segel sind gesetzt, aber der Trimaran ist leer. Nur die Log- und Tagebücher befinden sich noch an Bord und offenbaren ein dunkles Geheimnis. Ihr Verfasser Donald Crowhurst war acht Monate zuvor aufgebrochen, um im Wettstreit mit namhaften Seglern wie Robin Knox-Johnston und Bernard Moitessier als schnellster Solosegler nonstop die Welt zu umrunden. Was damals kaum jemand wusste: Crowhurst verfügte weder über Hochseeerfahrung noch über ein seetaugliches Boot. Doch warum war der Unternehmer und Familienvater dennoch bei dem Rennen, das die Sunday Times mit einem Preisgeld von 5000 Pfund ausgelost hatte, angetreten? Und was ist an Bord geschehen, dass er für immer verschollen blieb? Einfühlsam arbeiten die Autoren anhand der letzten Aufzeichnungen die Vorgeschichte und sonderbaren Abläufe auf See auf. Sie berichten von menschlichem Streben und Versagen. Erzählen eine Geschichte über Heldentum, in der kein Held vorkommt. Und zeichnen das Porträt eines bemerkenswerten Mannes, der am Ende keinen Ausweg mehr sah. »Crowhursts Geschichte ist dramatischer als alle anderen, geheimnisvoller und dunkler als ›All is lost‹.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin »Eine der außergewöhnlichsten Seefahrtgeschichten, die je veröffnetlicht wurde.« The Washington Post »Ein Meisterstück.« The New Yorker »Eines der packendsten Lesestücke über das Segeln überhaupt.« FAZ