I'm a pretty technical guy and enjoy 'getting my hands dirty' so learning about the systems on-board a yacht is fun for me. This book has a lot of good, basic information about taking care of the engine, generator, watermaker, etc. Obviously the technical manuals that come with your yacht will be the authority on maintenance schedules and repairs but this is a good read for anyone to start with.
Written by Nigel Calder
A highly useful, thorough manual on how to maintain, repair, and improve all essential boat systems. Covers the electrical system, electronics equipment, generator sets, solar panels, wind and water generators, the engine, transmission, refrigeration and air conditioning, waste disposal systems, pumps, steering, stoves, heaters, lanterns, spars, standing and running rigging, furling systems, and other mechanical gear. This new edition brings the boater completely up to speed on with the new technologies developed over the past decade.
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