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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071419468
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 426,058
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen Berrien was Boating magazine's "Boat Doctor" columnist for many years. He has over three decades of boat repair and maintenance expertise and is a full-time boat repair expert in a family-owned boatyard on the Connecticut shore.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction ix
Warnings xi
Chapter 1 Cleaning and Exterior Maintenance 1
Chapter 2 Bottom Painting 11
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting Gasoline-Fueled Inboards and Sterndrives 22
Chapter 4 The Care and Feeding of Outboards 40
Chapter 5 Wiring and Electrolysis 54
Chapter 6 Plumbing and Pumps 79
Chapter 7 Winterizing 90
Chapter 8 Commissioning 123
Chapter 9 Tools, Spares, and Emergency Preparedness 142
Index 155
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