Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve your Boat's Essential Systems

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
McGraw Hill

The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!

If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:

  • Battery technologies, 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, bonding, and lightning protection
  • Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power
  • Electric motors and electric lights
  • Marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and RFI
  • Diesel engines
  • Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers
  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls
  • Pumps and watermakers
  • Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes
  • Stoves and heaters
  • Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters
  • Spars, rigging, and roller reefing

Publisher: New York : International Marine/McGraw-Hill Education, 2015
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780071790338
Characteristics: 944 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jul 04, 2011

This is the best all around marine mechanical book out there. It is used as a textbook at the Seattle Central Community College's marine carpentry program. I'm a professional boatbuilder and I refer to it all the time. Nigel Calder explains some very technical stuff using precise language in an easy to understand way. If you have any kind of boat with an engine or systems, check out this book. It's good.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

WPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

To Top