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The Boat Repair Bible

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17549
Compton, Nic (Ed)
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978-1-4081-3321-7
Adlard Coles Nautical
2012
303
1
C9
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Review Date: 
23/04/2013

A Comprehensive Repair Guide for Power and Sail

These authors offer a wide spectrum of sailing and boating experience, together with journalistic and photographic talent.

Any boat owner has to decide about the scope of any work necessary on the boat and the extent of his or her capabilities. There is also the question of how to source recommended materials and components. 

This book will help owners make necessary decisions about these matters.

However, for quite a short book, the scope of subjects tackled is very wide and practically-minded readers might feel the need to carry out additional research.

Nevertheless, the book contains a range of helpful hints and would always be worth consulting ahead of starting a project or mapping a maintenance programme. 

 

 

Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbook

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17740
Pickthall, Barry
Paperback
978-1-4081-8193-5
Adlard Coles Nautical
2013
128
1st
C4
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Review Date: 
23/04/2013

These are pocket-size booklets and in that sense very handy but the attempt to cover huge subjects in such a small space results in a less than satisfactory outcome.  Many boat owners will already have engine manuals and other more comprehensive handbooks on board – together with some knowledge and experience.

Those with less experience will discover that in the Diesel Engine Handbook, only 9 (of 128) pages deal with ‘troubleshooting’. The rest is, essentially, about maintenance. Many boats do not carry a ‘compression guage adapter’ (note the American spelling) or a ‘vacuum guage’.For some of the processes, such as ‘faulty cam and crank sensors’, there is very little information and no helpful diagrams or pictures. Included are obvious reminders to ‘open the engine-cooling seacock’, and that ‘oil is the lifeblood within any engine’.

The Outboard Motor Handbook has only two troubleshooting pages on outboards in the 128 page booklet. With small exceptions, this seems to be for power-boaters with 20hp+ engines....as the many photos indicate. Again, it is really about maintenance and servicing – and all pretty obvious stuff.

We have all suffered engine failure. We fiddle/fix it, or decide we can’t and get experts to help. Reeds has tried hard to cover a wide range of engine ‘problems’ but, inevitably in these very small booklets, with limited success.

BDS

Price:  £9.99
 

 

 

Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbooks

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17741
Pickthall, Barry
Paperback
978-1-4081-8192-8
Adlard Coles Nautical
2013
128
1st
C4
In Stock
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Review Date: 
23/04/2013

These are pocket-size booklets and in that sense very handy but the attempt to cover huge subjects in such a small space results in a less than satisfactory outcome.  Many boat owners will already have engine manuals and other more comprehensive handbooks on board – together with some knowledge and experience.

Those with less experience will discover that in the Diesel Engine Handbook, only 9 (of 128) pages deal with ‘troubleshooting’. The rest is, essentially, about maintenance. Many boats do not carry a ‘compression guage adapter’ (note the American spelling) or a ‘vacuum guage’.For some of the processes, such as ‘faulty cam and crank sensors’, there is very little information and no helpful diagrams or pictures. Included are obvious reminders to ‘open the engine-cooling seacock’, and that ‘oil is the lifeblood within any engine’.

The Outboard Motor Handbook has only two troubleshooting pages on outboards in the 128 page booklet. With small exceptions, this seems to be for power-boaters with 20hp+ engines....as the many photos indicate. Again, it is really about maintenance and servicing – and all pretty obvious stuff.

We have all suffered engine failure. We fiddle/fix it, or decide we can’t and get experts to help. Reeds has tried hard to cover a wide range of engine ‘problems’ but, inevitably in these very small booklets, with limited success.

BDS

Price:  £9.99