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.

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: 1087

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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

How Boat Things Work

An Illustrated Guide
Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071511083
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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“Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow.”--Cruising World “This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it’s a perfect teaching tool.”--Ocean Navigator Whether you’re a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can’t afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they’re assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. This guided tour “under the hood” of your sailboat or powerboat includes: Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls Anchors and windlasses DC and AC electrical systems Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

Understanding Boat Wiring


Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091632
Category: Reference
Page: 89
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John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer with 23 years merchant marine and off-shore oil experience.

Boatowner's Illustrated Wiring Handbook


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

Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System


Author: Mike Westin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159309
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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The second in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Micke Westin does. This is a visual, hand-holding guide, dwelling on the details as it explains each procedure rather than focussing on the theory (which is relegated to an appendix, for those who wish to go further).

Sailboat Electrical Systems: Improvement, Wiring, and Repair


Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071708340
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Don't Be Baffled by Your Electrical System--Handle Repairs and Improvements with Ease With clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring . . . make good, safe connections . . . match your battery bank and alternator to your needs . . . troubleshoot problems quickly . . . avoid shore power problems . . . and more--all without a lot of technical jargon. "Don Casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library." --Chuck Hawley

The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible


Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090604
Category: Transportation
Page: 420
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More and more sailors and power-boaters are buying and relying on electronic and electrical devices aboard their boats. This highly successful handbook gives all the information you need to select, install, maintain and troubleshoot any electrical or electronic system on a boat.The fully revised second edition has been expanded to cover the internet, e-mail, GMDSS, updated radio frequencies and much, much more. Hundreds of informative charts, wiring diagrams and graphs supplement the clear, concise text.

Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting


Author: Edwin Sherman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071509097
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART GUIDE TO THE LATEST, MOST ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES “Ed Sherman is one of America’s great teachers and communicators of marine technology.”--Tim Murphy, Executive Editor, Cruising World Whether you are a marine electronics professional or a boatowner, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting helps you understand the new, more powerful methods of troubleshooting marine electrical and electronic systems. A modern boat’s sophisticated installations and networked electronics can stretch the traditional diagnostic methods based on trouble lights and multimeters past their useful limits. This book will show you how to: Use microprocessor-based diagnostic tools and techniques from the automotive and communications sectors, adapted for boats for the first time Diagnose the most difficult AC and DC problems Protect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lightning Seek out and eliminate stray-current sources and galvanic corrosion

Understanding Boat AC Power Systems


Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092626
Category: Reference
Page: 106
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From John C. Payne comes a new title in his successful series of easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated. Understanding Boat AC Power Systems covers the following major topics: AC Power Safety, Shore Power Systems, Transformers, Shore Power Inverters, AC Circuit Protection Principles, AC Short Circuit, Selecting Protective Equipment, Cable Installation, Ground Leakage Protection, Generators, AC Alternators, Generator Rating Calculations, AC Equipment Ratings, Alternator Maintenance, Gasoline Gensets, Inverters and Microwave Ovens.

The 12-Volt Bible for Boats


Author: Miner K. Brotherton,Edwin R. Sherman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071660739
Category: History
Page: 208
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The 12-Volt Bible for Boats is a clear, nonthreatening introduction to the 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats to power everything from reading lights to bilge pumps. This second edition is thoroughly updated with respect to modern batteries, breaker and panel design, alternative energy sources, and troubleshooting equipment, but it retains the fundamental simplicity that is the source of its enduring popularity (more than 100,000 copies sold).

Understanding Boat Electronics


Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092286
Category: Transportation
Page: 106
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From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new series of easy to understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, whether sail or power. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated.

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling


Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600854788
Category: House & Home
Page: 640
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Here's the updated and enlarged third edition of our classic reference on how to choose systems and materials for every part of a home. With brand new chapters on transforming a home with green practices and creative storage solutions -- plus the latest code information and over 400 new full-color illustrations -- this up-to-the-minute, enhanced edition will become an essential resource for your building library. Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, as well as builders, contractors and architects, The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is the authoritative, go-to reference manual for anyone involved in residential design and construction. In fact, earlier editions of this classic guide have sold over 250,000 copies. With its unique visual approach and over 1,600 full-color drawings, this new, expanded edition provides you with a clear, detailed look at every aspect of home construction -- and built-in systems. So you can visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or construction challenge. And, in addition to its user-friendly graphic presentation, you'll also appreciate the clear, straightforward language that gives you everything you need to get going. Here are just a few reasons why you'll want to pick up a copy of this new edition. It's chock full of new material with lots of essential information not included in earlier versions Over 400 new full-color drawings shed light on a wide range of additional materials, systems and details New chapters on energy-efficient green building practices and innovative storage solutions Over 1,600 drawings -- in total -- cover every aspect of home building and remodeling Over 300 tables offer quick access to critical data

Marine Diesel Basics 1

Maintenance, Lay-up, winter Protection, Tropical Storage, Spring Recommission
Author: Dennison Berwick
Publisher: Voyage Press
ISBN: 0981123333
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 222
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Seeing is Understanding. The first VISUAL guide to marine diesel systems on recreational boats. Step-by-step instructions in clear, simple drawings explain how to maintain, winterize and recommission all parts of the system - fuel deck fill - engine - batteries - transmission - stern gland - propeller. Book one of a new series. Canadian author is a sailor and marine mechanic cruising aboard his 36-foot steel-hulled Chevrier sloop. Illustrations: 300+ drawings Pages: 222 pages Published: 2017 Format: softcover Category: Inboards, Gas & Diesel

Marine Diesel Engines

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007177999X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.”—Sailing World “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.”—Motor Boat & Yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.”—Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine

The One-Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road


Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007178263X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
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Your quick-access guide to international and U.S. boating rules The U.S. Coast Guard requires every boat more than 39-feet long to carry a copy of the nautical rules of the road onboard. Here’s one that is convenient and handy enough for quick reference on the water. This bestselling guide includes the full text of the original rules, and Charlie Wing’s clear, rule-by-rule translations make them easy to follow. It also includes a "One-Minute Guide Decision Tree" and a brief overview of the rules’ intent to give you a good idea of what to do in any common situation.

Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair


Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071502947
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace portlights, locate leaks, fix cracks and even holes, restore your hull's gloss, renew nonskid decks, and much more. You'll wonder what you were worried about.

Propeller Handbook, Second Edition: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers


Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071839587
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers—a first of its kind reference—fully revised and updated Propeller Handbook, Second Edition demystifies the operation, behavior and selection of propellers and provides practical and detailed advice in readable, easy-to-understand language. The book will enable readers to size and select the correct propeller for their boat or for boats they may be working on. Solutions to propeller problems, installation considerations, propeller shafting, number of blades and blade area, boat speed and powering calculations and considerations, and much more are discussed in detail. In the twenty-seven years since the publication of the first edition, Propeller Handbook, has become a cornerstone resource that marine-industry professionals rely on. All material from the previous edition is completely rewritten to reflect the author’s additional 27-years of experience in boat design and propeller selection since the first edition was introduced. Significant changes in the emphasis placed on factors such as blade area and propeller and engine matching, underlie the revised propeller-selection approach. Plus, the entire book has been updated to fully include metric and English units.