Essential Boat Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide to Boat Improvement, Refitting, and Repair

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Essential Boat Maintenance shows you how to perform all those jobs that need to be done on your boat--whether a sailboat, a powerboat or a dinghy--without having to call in the expensive expert help. From cleaning off rust stains to servicing your engine and refurbishing the woodwork, it is all explained in clearly illustrated, easy-to-follow stages.

With explanatory diagrams and clear photographic detail showing your how to carry out specialized tasks, Essential Boat ...

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Overview

Essential Boat Maintenance shows you how to perform all those jobs that need to be done on your boat--whether a sailboat, a powerboat or a dinghy--without having to call in the expensive expert help. From cleaning off rust stains to servicing your engine and refurbishing the woodwork, it is all explained in clearly illustrated, easy-to-follow stages.

With explanatory diagrams and clear photographic detail showing your how to carry out specialized tasks, Essential Boat Maintenance will tell you everything you need to know about short-term troubleshooting and long-term boat care.

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The Armchair Sailor
Essential Boat Maintenance provides a wealth of maintenance expertise that any owner of a yacht, powerboat, or dinghy will need to keep it safe and seaworthy. It is a complete user-friendly guide for tackling jobs on board with step-by-step instructions, tips, and explanations to suit whatever your level of skill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574093056
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 945,604
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Manly has written a number of books on diesel engines, radar, electronics, and boat maintenance and is a regular contributor to Practical Boat Owner magazine. He teaches navigation and associated subjects.

Rupert Holmes is a sailing teacher and has written a wide range of boating topics fro magazines. He has 60,000 miles of yachting experience and has undertaken extensive refits of both wooden and fiberglass yachts.

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Table of Contents

• Essential tools
• General boat care
• Hull and deck repairs
• Deck leaks and cracks
• Painting and varnishing
• General mechanics
• Electrics
• Engine maintenance
• Powerboat maintenance
• Sailboat maintenance
• Dinghy maintenance
• Outboard engines
• Safety gear
• Laying up for winter
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