Know Your Boat: The Guide To Everything That Makes Your Boat Work

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Know Your Boat: The Guide To Everything That Makes Your Boat Work
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Know Your Boat: The Guide To Everything That Makes Your Boat Work by David Kroenke

Subtitled "The Guide to Everything that Makes Your Boat Work," Know Your Boat gives boat owners the courage to tackle the maintenance and repair of their boats instead of relying on time consuming and costly shops and professionals.

Looking at the standard sail and power boat, this care guide is filled with easy to follow introductions and instructions for understanding and maintaining your engine, electronic and electrical systems, refrigeration, plumbing, pumps, windlasses, steering systems and more. Going through these pages, you'll learn how to tackle even complex issues or at the very least be prepared to have intelligent conversations about what needs to be done and an idea of what it should cost.

Starting with the very first chapter (the amusingly titled "What Were You Thinking?") right down to the last, you're going to get all the scoops you need to confidently tackle sailboat rigging (standing and running), stoves, sinks and refrigeration, managing a boat's delicate sewage as well as its freshwater systems, the concepts behind what makes your engine work and going over your through-hull inventory.

Knowing Your Boat takes a humorous approach to its subject but trust executing its ideas will make you a DIY-er that knows the elaborate workings behind generators and inverters. The book questions your sanity even as it gets you through every project, right up to the point where all your hard work is done and its time to hit the water. All that's left is going through the book's included checklist and scheduling tips to make sure there's nothing left except the adventure.


Subject: DIY guide to understand how your boat works. ISBN-10: 0071361340 | ISBN-13: 9780071361347 | McGraw-Hill 61340

Specifications
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Author: David Kroenke
  • Pages: 262 - Black & white illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 7.5 x 9.25 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-136134-7
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Preface | Acknowledgments 1. What Were You Thinking?
The Beginning | Reality Sets In | The Process for Getting to Know Dulcinea 2. Keeping Your Boat Afloat
Through-Hulls | Types of Through-Hulls | The Through-Hull Inventory 3. Engine Basics
How Engines Work | Maintenance | Engine Troubleshooting | Are We Having Fun Yet? 4. Boat Electricity
Basic Ideas | A Basic Electrical System | A More Elaborate Electrical System (with Generator and Inverter) | Electrical System Maintenance 5. Freshwater Plumbing and Watermakers
Understanding Your Freshwater System | Fixing Water Pressure Problems | Watermakers 6. Marine Toilets
Using Your Head | Basic Head Design | Toilet Problems 7. Stoves, Sinks, and Refrigeration
Stoves and Ovens | Sinks | Refrigeration 8. Steering, Autopilots, and Windlasses
Steering Systems | Autopilots | Wind Vanes | Windlasses 9. Sailboat Rigging
Standing Rigging | Running Rigging 10. Getting Ready for the Big Trip
The Schedule | Your List Appendix 1. Spare Parts | Appendix 2. Tool Kit
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Jesus M. Ortiz verified customerMay 8, 2014
Easy to read
Very interesting.
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