A Complete Reference for Boatowners and Marine Professionals
Author: Everett Collier
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
“The best explanation that I have seen of corrosion on boats.”—Nigel Calder, author of Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual “A powerful weapon in the war against metal deterioration.”—Cruising World Corrosion is a constant, often expensive, and sometimes dangerous problem for boaters. Moisture, salt, electrical currents, and chemicals create a potent combination that can attack the metallic (and sometimes nonmetallic) parts of your boat. Everett Collier, an expert in marine technology, details all the types of corrosion—including simple galvanic, electrochemical, and electrolytic—and explains how to identify, combat, and prevent them. The most comprehensive book on this subject, The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion shows you how to: Prevent corrosion with proper grounding, cathodic protection, protective coatings, and careful selection and matching of metal parts Protect your boat’s hull, deck gear, masts, and rigging, as well as its propulsion, electrical, plumbing, and steering systems Recognize and cure developing corrosion before it can damage your boat
This book opens with a maintenance survey to help identify likely problems and to guide the reader to the appropriate sepcialized sections. A chapter devoted to tools and techniques precedes the coverage of hull types.
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Recreational boaters are witnessing an explosion of technology aimed at making the PC capable of handling more and more applications on one’s boat. Using PCs On Board describes them all, in a logically organized, easy-to-understand format. Readers will learn that with the right digital equipment, they can watch their boat’s progression across a chart while uploading tide and current information with a simple click of a mouse. They can also download weather maps as well as local satellite photos. Plus, business doesn’t have to stop just because a boater is at sea: faxing, e-mailing, and using the Internet are all possible. This comprehensive overview comes with a CD-ROM containing demo software showing the vast range of possibilities. Written with the computer novice in mind, this handy guide is perfect for those more interested in boating than computing.
Reveals the potential of democratic boats 20 feet and under. This book shows how to: judge a boat's potential and capabilities based on design and construction; rebuild an older boat; handle a little boat in big seas, surf, or shallow water; navigate; read the weather; head upriver or offshore; trailer your boat; and, manage it for camp cruising.
"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction. Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel. What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: Propeller Handbook "By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing "The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical Sailor Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat "Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal The Nature of Boats "If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--Sailing Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat
How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Sports & Recreation
The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now 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 book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies 12- and 24-volt DC systems Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, and battery chargers Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, 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 "If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it."—Practical Sailor "A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind."—WoodenBoat "A major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book."—Sailing World "The world's best technical reference and troubleshooting book."—Sailing Inland and Offshore "This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn't, and how it could be fixed."—Classic Boat "Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment."—Work Boat World "Calder lives what he writes, . . . [and] what he offers . . . is practical solutions to problems associated with increasingly complex marine systems. . . . [A] bargain for anyone in the construction and repair side of the boat business."—Professional Boatbuilder