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Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual by Nigel Calder
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List of Troubleshooting Charts

List of Tables

Preface and Acknowledgments to the Third Edition

Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition

Introduction

Chapter 1. Establishing a Balanced Battery-Powered Electrical System

Introduction

Batteries

Getting Down to Specifics

Putting the Pieces Together

Summary: A Balanced System

Chapter 2. Electrical Systems for Energy-Intensive Boats

Additional Energy Sources

Dual-Voltage DC Systems

Fuel Cells, Higher-Voltage DC Boats, and Electric Propulsion

Chapter 3. Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Battery-Powered Electrical System

Batteries

Alternators

Voltage Regulators

Diodes

Chapter 4. Understanding and Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits

Basic Concepts and Measurements

DC Circuits

AC Circuits

Proper Electrical Installations

Chapter 5. Corrosion, Bonding, Lightning Protection, and Grounding

Corrosion

Bonding and Cathodic Protection

Lightning Protection

Grounding

Chapter 6. Battery Chargers, Inverters, Wind and Water Generators, and Solar Panels

Battery Chargers

Inverters

Wind and Water Generators

Solar Panels

Chapter 7. AC Generators, DC Generators, Electric Motors (DC and AC), and Electric Lights

AC Generators

DC Generators

Electric Motors

Electric Lights

Chapter 8. Marine Electronics: Antennas and Radio Grounds, Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference, and Saving Soaked Equipment

Marine Electronics

Antennas and Radio Grounds

Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference

Saving Soaked Equipment

Chapter 9. Diesel Engines: Operation and Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Winter Layup

Operation and Maintenance

Troubleshooting Part 1: Failure to Start

Troubleshooting Part 2: Operating Problems

Winter Layup and Recommissioning

Chapter 10. From Transmission to Propeller

Transmissions and Shaft Brakes

Connecting a Transmission to a Propeller Shaft

Shaft Seals

Struts, Bearings, and Propellers

Chapter 11. Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

CFCs and the Ozone Hole

Balancing Refrigeration Needs with Boat Use

Air-Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Charging and Topping-Off Procedures

Chapter 12. Tanks, Plumbing, Toilets, and Through-Hull Fittings

Tanks and Fittings

Plumbing

Marine Toilets (Heads)

Through-Hulls and Seacocks

Chapter 13. Pumps and Watermakers

Pumps

Pump Switches

Watermakers

Chapter 14. Steering Systems, Autopilots, and Wind Vanes

Steering Systems

Autopilots

Wind Vane Self-Steering

Chapter 15. Stoves, Cabin Heaters, Gas-Powered Water Heaters, and Lanterns

Gas

Alcohol, Kerosene, and Diesel Appliances

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Chapter 16. Blocks, Winches, Windlasses, and Bow Thrusters

Blocks

Winches

Windlasses

Bow Thrusters

Chapter 17. Spars, Standing Rigging, and Roller Reefing

Spars

Standing Rigging

Roller Reefing and Furling

Glossary

Appendix A: Checklist of Winterizing Procedures

Appendix B: Freeing Frozen Parts and Fasteners

Appendix C: Tools and Spare Parts

Appendix D: Useful Tables

Index

McGraw-Hill Education; June 2005
832 pages; ISBN 9780071784061
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Title: Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual
Author: Nigel Calder
 
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0071784063
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