Sailboat Maintenance Manual / Edition 1

Sailboat Maintenance Manual / Edition 1

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by Don Casey
     
 

The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert

Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

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The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert

Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to:

  • Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase
  • Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat
  • Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine
  • Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim
  • Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops

"Astoundingly clear text and line drawing illustrations. The reader can almost feel the hand-holding this book provides through each step of a repair."—Dockside

Don Casey is the author of the universally praised This Old Boat, which has helped tens of thousands of boatowners turn their rundown production boats into first-class yachts. A regular contributor to SAIL and Good Old Boat magazines, he combines more than three decades of sailing, an innate curiosity, a knack for clarity, and an eye for the telling detail to deliver reliable expertise. He and his wife, Olga, cruise the Caribbean aboard their 35-year-old, much-modified Allied Seawind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071462846
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Pages:
896
Sales rank:
514,103
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction


Inspecting the Aging Sailboat


Introduction


Hull


Deck


Rig


Interior


Engine and Steering


Electrical System


Other Considerations


Boat-Buyer's 30-Minute Survey


Appendix: Hiring a Professional


Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair


Introduction


Leaks


Restoring the Gloss


Deck Repairs


Laminate Repair


Core Problems


Hull Repairs


Keel and Rudder Damage


Sailboat Refinishing


Introduction


The Basics


Inside the Cabin


Wood Finishes


Below the Waterline


Topsides and Deck


Finishing Touches


Sailboat Electrics Simplified


Introduction


Safety First


Understanding the Basics


Battery


Wire


Circuits


Troubleshooting


Charging Systems


Alternating Current


Heaven and Earth


Troubleshooting Marine Diesel Engines by Peter Compton


Introduction


Maintaining Your Diesel


Troubleshooting Marine Diesels


The Mechanical System


The Lubrication System


The Raw-Water Circuit


The Coolant Circuit


The Fuel System


The Intake and Exhaust System


The Electrical System


Controls and Instruments


Appendix: Diesel Engine Toolkit


Canvaswork and Sail Repair


Introduction


What You Need


Flat-Sheet Projects


The Pocket


The Bag


The Closed Box


Custom Canvas


Sail Repair


Index


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