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  • Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbook
  • Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbook
  • Understanding Boat Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Skipper’s Outboard Motor Guide
  • Electrics Companion
  • 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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    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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    ELECTRICS COMPANION, 3rd Edition.
    By Pat Manley. Papercover, Spiral-bound, 80mm x 223mm, 24 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
    In this easy-to-use guide, you'll find useful information like:
  • Formulae
  • Multimeters
  • Testing
  • Batteries
  • Circuit Protection
  • Tools
  • Soldering & Wiring
  • Connections
  • Faults
  • Anodes
  • AC power
  • Charging
  • Power consumption

    This pamphlet will prove a most handy thing for your boat electrics.

    NZ$22.00 + 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.

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery

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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.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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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.

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery

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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

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

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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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