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Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Third Edition

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The boatowner’s foremost troubleshooting guide, now 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 book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:

  • Battery technologies
  • 12- and 24-volt DC systems
  • Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection
  • Generators, inverters, and battery chargers
  • Electric motors and electric lights
  • Marine electronics, 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

“If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it.” -Practical Sailor

“A truly remarkable bible…. This book is the best of its kind.” -WoodenBoat

“A major achievement…. It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book.” -Sailing World

“The world’s best technical reference and troubleshooting book.” -Sailing Inland and Offshore

“This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn’t, and how it could be fixed.” -Classic Boat

“Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment.” -Work Boat World

“Calder 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

Read Chapter 1,  Establishing a Balanced Battery-Powered Electrical System

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Third Edition

Author Nigel Calder
Dimensions 8.70 Inches x 11 Inches x 1.60 Inches
Pages 960
Type Electrical


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Simply the best there is.

By Realtime Bob

from Lone Beach, CA

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Well illustrated
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Mcgraw-hill Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Third Edition:

    I've used several other boat system references, but I'm constantly amazed at how well Calder covers the key issues, some of which are not generally understood. He gets the point across with very readable, understandable text and numerous well-chosen and inciteful illustrations, photos, and diagrams. This is in the "must have" category for recreational boat owners.

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