Marine Diesel Basics 1: Maintenance, Lay-Up, Winter Protection, Tropical Storage and Spring Recommission (Hardcover)

Marine Diesel Basics 1: Maintenance, Lay-Up, Winter Protection, Tropical Storage and Spring Recommission By Dennison Berwick, Dennison Berwick (Illustrator) Cover Image

Marine Diesel Basics 1: Maintenance, Lay-Up, Winter Protection, Tropical Storage and Spring Recommission (Hardcover)

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Second edition - more than 8,000 copies sold worldwide


With over 350 illustrations, this book shows you everything you need to know to maintain a marine diesel system - winterize the diesel system, protect from heat and humidity, and recommission to ensure reliable and trouble-free service.

- step-by-step instructions in clear, simple drawings

- explains the complete system - fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, electrical, running gear (shaft, stuffing box, propeller)

- lists all necessary tools and supplies to get each task done

- covers sailboats, motorboats and canalboats

- indirect and direct cooled diesel engines

- saildrives - maintenance, lay-up, recommission


Maximize the joy and freedom of being out on the water, knowing your diesel system is properly maintained and a reliable and robust friend in all conditions. Marine Diesel Basics shows you how.


Praise for the 1st edition:

". . . The best guide on the subject I've seen, this book has a place on every diesel equipped boat." - Sail Magazine

"Essential material for anybody just starting out on diesel engines due to its clear illustrations...I highly recommend it." - Good Old Boat


"As good a guide as you'll get." - Australian Sailing


"Clearly knows the subject intimately and has the rare gift of being able to transfer his knowledge to the reader in an extremely easy-to-understand manner." - Sailboat Cruising


This book is the first in the Marine Diesel Basics series. MDB2 - How Things Work & Installation Guidelines will be published in summer 2022.

Product Details ISBN: 9780981123370
ISBN-10: 0981123376
Publisher: Voyage Press
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Marine Diesel Basics