Seloc Marine Manuals

Seloc Marine Manuals Seloc is one of the leading publishers of marine engine repair information in the world.

Seloc Publishing offers:

Marine repair manuals, for outboards, inboards and stern drives
Personal watercraft shop manuals

Seloc Publishing was founded in 1974 by Clarence Coles as an alternative to complicated factory manuals and lower quality aftermarket manuals.

Seloc became the first multi-engine repair manual to cover everything from basic maintenance to complete engine overhaul.

It was this product focus and attention to detail that led an investor group of executives from Chilton Automotive to acquire Seloc in 1998.

Since that time, Seloc has continued to invest in new and existing product development.

About Seloc Marine Manuals

Seloc Publishing recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with the most comprehensive lineup of repair tools ever presented to the marine industry, including consumer aids such as skill level ratings based upon the procedure's degree of difficulty.

Since over 60% of the maintenance and repair operations can be performed by the average do-it-yourselfer, and with marine engines costing as much as a small car, the ability to do so many of those repairs yourself translates into thousands of dollars in savings over the life of your engine.

Seloc Repair Manuals are authored by marine editors at Seloc's headquarters in West Chester, PA.

Starting with a clean sheet of paper and the official factory service, repair, and training information, the editors set out to create condensed authoritative repair information aimed at the do-it-yourself owner.

In addition to step-by-step removal and installation procedures, Seloc performs and photographically records actual engine teardowns which provide the user with a strong visual sense of the actual repair.

Service information frequently includes additional troubleshooting tips, as well as routine maintenance hints. is an Authorized Seloc Repair Manuals Distributor.

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Seloc has been the leading source of how-to information for the marine industry since 1974. Designed and written to serve the needs of the do-it-yourself boat enthusiast, Seloc manuals are based on actual teardowns performed by their editors.

Seloc offers a full line of printed manuals with complete coverage on everything, from basic maintenance to complete outboard motor and stern drive overhaul; featuring simple-to-follow, step-by-step, illustrated procedures, hundreds of exploded views, photographs, tables, wiring diagrams, and specifications.

The Motor Bookstore stocks the complete line of Seloc marine repair manuals, so come to us for all your boating needs and check out our inventory of DIY repair and service manuals.