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Powerboat Care and Repair: How to Keep Your Outboard, Sterndrive, or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well

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Do-it-yourself troubleshooting and maintenance prescriptions from the Boat Doctor himself

The boat-maintenance bible for small powerboats, Powerboat Care and Repair covers all you need to know to keep your boat running and looking like a million bucks. You'll find step-by-step guidance on:

  • troubleshooting electrical wire and gear
  • electrolysis and how to protect your boat's underwater hardware
  • the nuts and bolts of boat plumbing, from pumps and seacocks to your boat's head and holding tank system
  • troubleshooting your engine, whether inboard, sterndrive, or outboard
  • a complete winterizing program, including comprehensive checklists for safeguarding your engine and all other freeze-vulnerable equipment
  • springtime commissioning guidelines, including tune-ups, lubrication, and preventive maintenance
  • assembling a maintenance and repair tool kit (including spare parts)

If you'd like to save time and money, get to know your boat inside and out, and acquire the tools, techniques, and troubleshooting skills it takes to be a competent, comfortable boater, this book is for you.

Synopsis:

In this title, Allen Berrien of "Boating Magazine" offers his wisdom on: spring commissioning; winterizing; inboard, sterndrive and outboard engine troubleshooting; cleaning and exterior maintenance; gelcoat, fibreglass and epoxy repairs; pumps and plumbing; and emergency preparedness.

Synopsis:

As the "Boat Doctor" in "Boating "magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected in"Powerboat Care and Repair," the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats. Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.

About the Author

Allen Berrien was Boating magazine's "Boat Doctor" columnist for many years. He has over three decades of boat repair and maintenance expertise and is a full-time boat repair expert in a family-owned boatyard on the Connecticut shore.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Warnings

Chapter 1. Cleaning and Exterior Maintenance

Chapter 2. Bottom Painting

Chapter 3. Troubleshooting Gasoline-Fueled Inboards and Sterndrives

Chapter 4. The Care and Feeding of Outboards

Chapter 5. Wiring and Electrolysis

Chapter 6. Plumbing and Pumps

Chapter 7. Winterizing

Chapter 8. Commissioning

Chapter 9. Tools, Spares, and Emergency Preparedness

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071419468
Author:
Berrien, Allen
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Me.
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Motorboats
Subject:
Boating - General
Subject:
Motorboats -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Boats and boating -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Nautical-Boat Maintenance and Repair
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
UT-02.16
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
161
Dimensions:
9.24x7.40x.34 in. .81 lbs.

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Product details 161 pages International Marine Publishing - English 9780071419468 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this title, Allen Berrien of "Boating Magazine" offers his wisdom on: spring commissioning; winterizing; inboard, sterndrive and outboard engine troubleshooting; cleaning and exterior maintenance; gelcoat, fibreglass and epoxy repairs; pumps and plumbing; and emergency preparedness.
"Synopsis" by , As the "Boat Doctor" in "Boating "magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected in"Powerboat Care and Repair," the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats. Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.

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