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  • Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors
  • Outboard Engines - Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair.
  • Understanding Boat Corrosion, Lightning Protection & Interference
  • Understanding Boat Diesel Engines
  • Diesels Afloat
  • Hydraulic Troubleshooter
  • Marine Diesel Basics
  • Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbook
  • Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbook
  • Understanding Boat Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Skipper’s Outboard Motor Guide
  • Troubleshooting Marine Diesels
  • The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines
  • Refrigeration for Pleasure Boats
  • Propeller Handbook
  • Diesel Companion
  • Diesel Troubleshooter
  • Skipper's On-board Diesel Guide

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    ADLARD COLES BOOK OF OUTBOARD MOTORS.3rd edition.
    By Tim Bartlett. Pbk, 263 grams 172mm x 247mm, 86 pages, full colour photographs, diagrams and drawings, published 2011.
    This book has been extremely popular ever since its first publication. Aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics, Tim Bartlett takes the reader under the cover of an outboard engine and explains in clear, jargon-free language how an outboard motor works and how to look after it. Updated for this edition with colour photos and helpful diagrams, there is even a photo sequence showing the vital first aid needed to save the life of an outboard that has been dropped overboard!
  • Covers 2 and 4 stroke engines
  • Explains fuel and cooling systems, ignition, electrics and transmission
  • Describes how an engine converts fuel into power
  • Gives advice on routine maintenance (replacing filter, changing oil, replacing a starter cord etc.)
  • Helpful fault finding table.

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    OUTBOARD ENGINES, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair. 2nd edition.
    By Edwin R. Sherman. Hbk, 190mm x 238mm, 148 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Four-stroke outboards and exotic, computer-controlled fuel-injection systems have become mainstream. What hasn't changed, however, is that proper manintenance and an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of your outboard are prerequisites for trouble-free boating, and a maximum engine longevity. Outboard Engines fills the gap between owner's manuals that don't even tell you how to change a spark plug and professional shop guides that detail how to do a complete rebuild. It covers basic operating principles, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for two- and four-stroke engines from 2 to 300 horsepower.

    With Ed Sherman's help you'll be perfectly capable of performing your own engine maintenance, repairing minor problems, and diagnosing problems you can't tackle yourself. His methodical approach can save you a world of frustration- and peril - as well as weekend mechanics' charges.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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    UNDERSTANDING BOAT CORROSION, LIGHTNING PROTECTION AND INTERFERENCE.
    By John C. Payne. Paperback, 137mm x 215mm, 90 pages, monochrome drawings.
    This book covers the following major topics:
  • glavanic corrosion, what it is and how to avoid it
  • stray current corrosion, how to protect your boat
  • reading zinc anodes
  • components of lightning
  • lightning cone of protection
  • improving grounding
  • Radio Frequency Interference
  • and much more

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    UNDERSTANDING BOAT DIESEL ENGINES.
    By John C. Payne. Paperback, 137mm x 215mm, 104 pages, monochrome drawings.
    This book covers the following major topics:
  • basic diesel theory
  • fuel system maintenance
  • the function of filters
  • keeping the engine space cool
  • how to inspect a water pump impeller
  • the function of oil lubrication
  • engine operation and maintenance
  • electrical troubleshooting checklist
  • engine instrumentation systems

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    DIESELS AFLOAT.
    By Pat Manley. Hardcover, 175mm x 215mm, 287 pages, full colour photographs.
    Just about every yacht and most large motorboats have a diesel engine. This book explains how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and make repairs using safe techniques, and save money on expensive yard services and work you could do yourself.
    This is the definitive guide to diesel engines covering:
  • How the diesel engine works
  • Propeller choice
  • Engine electrics
  • How to get the best out of your engine
  • Fault finding
  • Out of season lay-up and maintenance
  • How to avoid the majority of breakdowns at sea
    Armed with this book and your engine's manual you can be confident in dealing with any problem, save money and get the best performance out of your boat.

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    HYDRAULIC TROUBLESHOOTER.
    By Don Seddon. Paperback, 190mm x 235mm, 180 pages, monochrome illustrations and drawings.
    Hydraulics are used by many people throughout the world in their everyday lives. This book explains how components and systems work and provides guidance on the best ways to maintain the equipment and obtain a long life.
    Of equal interest to users of hydraulic equipment and those directly employed in the Fluid Power Industry, the book incorporates Don Seddon's practical knowledge of product design, system design and technical management gained over 45 years in the hydraulic industry.
    The insights into seal technology by Nick Peppiatt provides a clear understanding of the issues involved in the selection and maintenance of seals in hydraulic equipment.

    NZ$92.00 + delivery.


    MARINE DIESEL BASICS.
    By Dennison Berwick. Softback. 0.28 kg. 151mm x 230mm, 212 pages, Line Drawings. Published 2017.
    The visual guide to marine diesel systems.

    Clear and simple - see how things work, how to select, install, maintain & troubleshoot. Seeing is understanding! With more than 300 illustrations, this explains:

  • All basic maintenance tasks of the marine diesel system - fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, electrical, and drive train (coupling, shaft, shaft seal, propeller)
  • The tasks to winterize the complete system and to prepare for tropical storage (high heat and humidity)
  • All the tasks to recommission (“summerize”) the system to ensure reliable and trouble-free service
  • step-by-step instructions in clear, simple drawings
  • Explains all parts of the system
  • Lists all necessary tools and supplies to get each task done
  • Covers sailboats, motorboats and narrowboats
  • Indirect and direct cooled diesel engines
  • Saildrives – maintenance, lay-up, recommissioning

    Comprehensive, practical and useful. This book is recommended for anyone using a diesel engine, for students and for general understanding of the basics of the technology.

    NZ$27.50 + delivery.

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    REEDS OUTBOARD MOTOR TROUBLESHOOTING HANDBOOK.
    By Barry Pickthall. Paperback. 0.13 kg. 101mm x 160mm, 128 pages, full colour photos. Published 2013.
    Most outboard engines will develop a problem at some point in their lives, but armed with the knowledge contained in this book, you needn't worry.
    The Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbook is a compact, pocket-sized guide to finding solutions to all of the most common outboard problems, and many of the less common ones too. The perfect format for quick reference on board, this book will help you fix your troublesome engine yourself, avoiding costly engineer fees if the problem is simple to sort out, or allowing you to effect an emergency patch-up for a more serious problem until you can get back to port.
    Each topic addresses a particular outboard motor problem, and gives clear step by step instructions with helpful colour photographs to show exactly what to do. Straightforward and accessible, this book should be an essential part of your DIY toolkit.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    REEDS DIESEL ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING HANDBOOK.
    By Barry Pickthall. Paperback. 0.13 kg. 101mm x 160mm, 128 pages, full colour photos. Published 2013.
    Most diesel engines will develop a problem at some point in their lives, but armed with the knowledge contained in this book, you needn't worry.
    The Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbook is a compact, pocket-sized guide to finding solutions to all of the most common engine problems, and many of the less common ones too. The perfect format for quick reference on board, this book will help you fix your troublesome engine yourself, avoiding costly engineer fees if the problem is simple to sort out, or allowing you to effect an emergency patch-up for a more serious problem until you can get back to port.
    Each topic addresses a particular engine problem, and gives clear step by step instructions with helpful colour photographs to show exactly what to do. Straightforward and accessible, this book should be an essential part of your DIY toolkit.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    UNDERSTANDING BOAT REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS.
    By John C. Payne. Paperback. 0.14 kg. 136mm x 215mm, 83 pages, black & white illustrations. Publ 2010, 1st edition.
    From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes a new title in his successful series of easy-to-understand, yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, whether sail or power. Each volume is concise, compact and fully illustrated for easy reference.
    Understanding Boat Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems covers the following major topics;
  • Refrigeration principles.
  • Eutetic refrigeration systems
  • Electric refrigeration systems
  • Hermetic compressors.
  • Auxillary refrigeration controls.
  • Ice makers.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Heating systems.
  • Ventilation systems.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    SKIPPER'S OUTBOARD MOTOR GUIDE.
    By Hans Donat. Spiral-bound. 240mm x 210mm, 25 pages, full colour on water resistant card.
    A practical handbook covering
  • Installation
  • Propeller and Trim
  • Ignition
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Winterising
  • Troubleshooting Emergencies

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING MARINE DIESELS.
    By Peter Compton. Hbk, 190mm x 240mm, 176 pages. Monochrome drawings.
    This is one of the excellent Sailboat Library series published by International Marine in hard back format, for use one-the-job.
    The text is written and illustrated in the best operator workshop-manual style. The chapters cover:
  • Maintaining the diesel,
  • Troubleshooting, basic first checks.
  • The mechanical and lubrication systems,
  • The raw water and coolant circuits,
  • The fuel system, the intake and exhaust systems,
  • The electrical system, the controls and instruments,
  • Recommendations for tools. Altogether a most useful reference book to have on board.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    THE ADLARD COLES BOOK OF DIESEL ENGINES, 4th Edition.
    By Tim Bartlett. Pbk, 265 grams, 172mm x 245mm, 90 pages, full colour photographs and drawings, published 2011.
    The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English it explains how a diesel engine works and how to look after it. A bestseller since publication - and now updated with colour photographs and diagrams throughout - this edition takes into account latest developments in engine technology.
    Based on the RYA's one-day Diesel Engine Course, Tim Bartlett explains how the engine uses simple processes to convert fuel to power, and then looks at the various sub-systems that allow those processes to take place:
  • the fuel system
  • the air system
  • the cooling system
  • the oil system
  • the electrical system
  • propellers and the transmission system
  • the control system
    Finally, Tim Batlett takes a look at tools, working practices and winterizing, as well as providing handy hints and tips and helpful fault-finding tables.

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    REFRIGERATION FOR PLEASURE BOATS.
    By Nigel Calder. Hbk, 195mm x 240mm, 148 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Nothing beats an icy cool beer after a day’s hard racing, however the running of refrigeration units aboard are fraught with problems. This book explains the essentials for installing, maintaining and repairing an efficient refrigerator on your boat without the need for shore power. The author explains how and why the theory behind refrigeration works, how the different components work together, how to keep them going, and what to look for when it all starts to go wrong. Another excellent do-it-yourself book.

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    PROPELLER HANDBOOK.
    By Dave Gerr. Pbk, 215mm x 275mm, 154 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.
    For the enthusiastic sailor this well know classic is still the most thorough treatment of propeller design, from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. The book is primarily a fitting and fault finding manual with a great deal of advice in the selection of propeller pitch, size and form. Included are such matters as achieving top rated boat speed and engine RPM, dealing with shaft vibration, decsions relating to folding versus fixed and the number of propeller blades.

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    DIESEL COMPANION.
    By Pat Manley. papercover, Spiral-bound, 80mm x 223mm, 23 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
    A handy cockpit guide for your diesel engine with sections as:
  • Parts of the engine
  • Checklists
  • Engine won't start/stop
  • Cooling
  • Overheating
  • Fuel system
  • Servicing the fuel system
  • Lubrication
  • Electrics
  • Winterisation

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    DIESEL TROUBLESHOOTER.
    By Don Seddon. Pbk, 170mm x 240mm, 96 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.Published (Reprint) 2013.
    There is no hard shoulder afloat, and no mechanic around the corner. If your engine breaks down, you'll have to fix it. Open Diesel Troubleshooter, dig out your toolbox, and go to work with confidence.
    In this book Don Seddon majors on the essentials - good engine practice, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting. That will be enough for some owners, but for those who want to know more it also covers:
  • How it works
  • Fuel
  • Air
  • Cooling
  • Lubrication
  • Electrical systems
  • Installation
  • Laying up
  • Long passages
  • Maintenance log

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery

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    SKIPPER"S ON-BOARD DIESEL GUIDE.
    By Hans Donat. Landscape, paperback, spiral-bound, 240mm x 200mm, 24 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
    Handy full colour waterproof guide on topics including:
  • Engine installation
  • Oil system
  • Cooling
  • Gearbox
  • Injectors
  • Controls
  • Electrics
    Troubleshooting charts also included.

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

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