Sailboat Maintenance Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 201,152
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

IntroductionInspecting the Aging SailboatIntroductionHullDeckRigInteriorEngine and SteeringElectrical SystemOther ConsiderationsBoat-Buyer's 30-Minute SurveyAppendix: Hiring a ProfessionalSailboat Hull and Deck RepairIntroductionLeaksRestoring the GlossDeck RepairsLaminate RepairCore ProblemsHull RepairsKeel and Rudder DamageSailboat RefinishingIntroductionThe BasicsInside the CabinWood FinishesBelow the WaterlineTopsides and DeckFinishing TouchesSailboat Electrics SimplifiedIntroductionSafety FirstUnderstanding the BasicsBatteryWireCircuitsTroubleshootingCharging SystemsAlternating CurrentHeaven and EarthTroubleshooting Marine Diesel Engines by Peter ComptonIntroductionMaintaining Your DieselTroubleshooting Marine DieselsThe Mechanical SystemThe Lubrication SystemThe Raw-Water CircuitThe Coolant CircuitThe Fuel SystemThe Intake and Exhaust SystemThe Electrical SystemControls and InstrumentsAppendix: Diesel Engine ToolkitCanvaswork and Sail RepairIntroductionWhat You NeedFlat-Sheet ProjectsThe PocketThe BagThe Closed BoxCustom CanvasSail RepairIndex

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