Essential Boat Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide to Boat Improvement, Refitting and Repair (Hardcover)

Essential Boat Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide to Boat Improvement, Refitting and Repair By Pat Manley, Rupert Holmes Cover Image

Essential Boat Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide to Boat Improvement, Refitting and Repair (Hardcover)

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Essential Boat Maintenance provides a wealth of maintenance expertise that any owner of a yacht, powerboat, or dinghy will need to keep it safe and seaworthy. It is a complete user-friendly guide for tackling jobs on board with step-by-step instructions, tips, and explanations to suit whatever your level of skill.

Contents include:

Interior refurbishment

Fiberglass and wood repair

Hull maintenance and fittings

Deck leaks and cracks

Painting and varnishing work

Plumbing and gas leaks

Battery, lights, and wiring defects

Engine and fuel system overhaul

Emergency repairs at sea

Spar and rigging overhaul

Sail care and winches

Powerboat engine maintenance

Dinghy and trailer repair

Hauling out and winterization

Beautifully illustrated including explanatory diagrams and clear photographic detail of how to carry out specialized tasks, Essential Boat Maintenance will tell you everything you need to know about short-term troubleshooting and long-term boat care.

Pat Manley has written a number of books on diesel engines, radar, electronics, and boat maintenance and is a regular contributor to Practical Boat Owner magazine. He teaches navigation and associated subjects. Rupert Holmes is a sailing teacher and has written a wide range of boating topics fro magazines. He has 60,000 miles of yachting experience and has undertaken extensive refits of both wooden and fiberglass yachts.
Product Details ISBN: 9781574093056
ISBN-10: 1574093053
Publisher: Sheridan House
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English