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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.
|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 9||Tools, Spares, and Emergency Preparedness||142|