This Old Boat, Second Edition: Completely Revised and Expanded

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Plus, more than 600 newly created illustrations enhance the book’s beauty as well as its utility. Turn a run-down fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey’s This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered classic among boat rehabbers.

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Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - 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, explains every major system, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

This must-have guide saves you time, sail covers, money, 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, awnings, maintain, deck, and repair your boat’s diesel engine Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, dodgers, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, wood, sailbags, and trim Make and repair sails, spars, and bimini tops .

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat The International Marine Sailboat Library

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Inspecting the Aging Sailboat The International Marine Sailboat Library #ad - ". The perfect place to begin, or continue, your education. Sailing whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults.

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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! If it’s on a boat and it has screws, or moving parts, wires, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. International Marine Publishing. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, and propellers refrigeration and air-conditioning tanks, windlasses, bonding, autopilots, including networking systems, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, and bow thrusters Spars, and lightning protection Generators, battery chargers, antennas, inverters, shaft brakes, rigging, plumbing, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, wind and water generators, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, and solar power Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 12- and 24-volt DC systems Electric and hybrid propulsion How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats Corrosion, and roller reefing Inspecting the Aging Sailboat.

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Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - International Marine Publishing. International Marine Publishing. Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject. Sailing world “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat. Motor boat & yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. Cruising world keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years.

Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, and other new diesel technologies, electronic engine controls, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine diesel engines explains how to: diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine Inspecting the Aging Sailboat.

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Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair IM Sailboat Library

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - International Marine Publishing. Here, fix cracks and even holes, locate leaks, replace portlights, clearly and abundantly illustrated, restore your hull's gloss, bed hardware, renew nonskid decks, is all you need to know to seal joints, and much more. You'll wonder what you were worried about. A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult.

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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife―Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

International Marine Publishing. Starting with the things you can’t do without―an enthusiastic crew, money―Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and, a seaworthy boat, of course, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent.

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Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.

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Sailboat Electrics Simplified

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Match your battery bank and alternator to your needs. Don's lucid explanations and numerous illustrations make what is normally mysterious and invisible--electricity--into something the reader is able to understand with confidence. Troubleshoot problems quickly. Don casey's book provides clear guidance on how to create and maintain a robust electrical system.

Don't be baffled by your electrical system--Handle Repairs and Improvements with Ease With clear illustrations and simple explanations, Don Casey shows you exactly how to install wiring. International Marine Publishing. Avoid shore power problems. Make good, safe connections. International Marine Publishing. And more--all without a lot of technical jargon.

Sailboat Electrics Simplified #ad - . An excellent addition to the sailor's seagoing library. Chuck hawley Inspecting the Aging Sailboat.

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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Moving on to the arts of traditional seamanship—anchoring, and emergencies—there is much on modern equipment and skills, heavy weather, again based on experience. The book ends with boat maintenance and the traditions that make sailing the beloved pastime it is. The topics of health including seasickness and on board safety follow, with lessons learned from on-water tests and studies of boating accidents.

. International Marine Publishing. We look closely at the elements of piloting, navigation, including Digital Selective Calling, and electronics, the US Coast Guard’s emergency communication system. Throughout, the book stresses the skills and attitudes that comprise what the author calls “The Seamanship Ethos.

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This edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is an extensive update. Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology and safety standards, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

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Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - International Marine Publishing. Buy this book and throw out the rest. Motorboat & yachting whether you take to the sea under power or sail, you’ll find everything you need to maintain, repair, or cross oceans in your cruiser, bounce around the bay in your runabout, and upgrade your boat’s DC and AC electrical systems with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide.

. International Marine Publishing. Tackle onboard electrical projects and learn how to: Meet ABYC standards for both DC and AC wiring Install solar- and wind-power systems Add electrical components Prevent corrosion of your electrical system. This book needs to be in every boater’s library as a ready reference on how to make effective repairs and modifications that comply with ABYC standards.

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook #ad - Ed sherman, senior instructor and curriculum Designer, American Boat and Yacht Council “A definitive technical book that is easy to read. Keep your boat's electrical systems running and reliable “Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook is perfect for learning how your boat’s electrical system and much of its equipment works, and it will be an invaluable guide when adding equipment as well.

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The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat

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Paradise Cay Publications #ad - The essentials of living Aboard educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. International Marine Publishing. Mark nicholas presents a rich mine of information for potential liveaboards, information he gleaned the hard way as a self-confessed "expert at what can go wrong.

The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat #ad - Inspecting the Aging Sailboat. International Marine Publishing. Used book in Good Condition. Mark nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success.

Simon Schuster. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or "for other people, " is now available to all who dream. Read this book if you've ever been gripped by the romantic idea of living on water.

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