Powerboat Care and Repair: How to Keep Your Outboard, Sterndrive, or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well / Edition 1

Powerboat Care and Repair: How to Keep Your Outboard, Sterndrive, or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well / Edition 1

by Allen Berrien
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071419462

ISBN-13: 9780071419468

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

As the "Boat Doctor" in Boating magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected inPowerboat Care and Repair, the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats.

Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of

Overview

As the "Boat Doctor" in Boating magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected inPowerboat Care and Repair, the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats.

Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071419468
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
List
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,214,704
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Introductionix
Warningsxi
Chapter 1Cleaning and Exterior Maintenance1
Chapter 2Bottom Painting11
Chapter 3Troubleshooting Gasoline-Fueled Inboards and Sterndrives22
Chapter 4The Care and Feeding of Outboards40
Chapter 5Wiring and Electrolysis54
Chapter 6Plumbing and Pumps79
Chapter 7Winterizing90
Chapter 8Commissioning123
Chapter 9Tools, Spares, and Emergency Preparedness142
Index155

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