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By Alan Lucas, 0.68kg, 150mm x 240`mm, 307 pages, Black & White Photographs & Line Drawings. Published 2015.
307 pages of amazing ideas, with a a total of 104 different subjects including such things as scarfing,splining, steerig, gland packing, pipe tools, dinghy dilemmas, sealants, creative cleats, mildew and unwelcome visitors.
This book is a product of many decades afloat during which many nautical problems have been overcome, either tempoararily or permanently, in mid ocean or at isolated anchorages.
Also, in the midst of normal maintenannce and refitting, a variety of simple ideas on how to enhance life aboard have been turned into reality with the simplest of materials.
Much of the material in this book has appeared in one magazine or another since the early 1960's, either from Alan Lucas himself or via other sailors, making this, in essence, a compilation volume. Despite this, (or because of it), Simle Solutions is the ideal book of book of hints, tips, ideas, suggestions and solutions to some of the everyday problems encountered afloat as experienced (and remedied) by sailors themselves.
NZ$60.00 + Delivery
QUICK & EASY BOAT MAINTENANCE.
By Sandy Lindsey. Paperback, 0.28kg, 188mm x 235mm, 152 pages, black and white photographs. Published in 2012.
Save money and time with these 1,001 tested tips from Sandy Lindsey, a boat-maintenance contributor to Boating magazine for many years. In Quick & Easy Boat Maintenance, Lindsey has culled the best of her years of advice and gathered the top suggestions from her readers. These handy, natural solutions work amazingly well - and are environmentally friendly.
Boats last longer and look more beautiful with proper care. But that care takes a lot less time when you work smart. See how you can make your winterizing and spring commissioning chores go much faster and learn Lindsey's labor-saving secrets for tackling:
Teak, canvas, and carpet care
Painting, metal cleaning, and polishing
Fiberglass and gelcoat cleaning and repair
Engine care and winterizing
Mildew - how to get rid of it, how to prevent it
This second edition is updated with green solutions, information about dealing with ethanol in fuel, how to maintain the new batteries, and an all-new chapter on maintenance aspects of sailboats (sail care, winches, lines, and wire rigging).
Putting the helpful hints of this book to work can change your boating life. Less time working means more time boating.
NZ$32.00 + Delivery
BOAT REPAIR BIBLE.
By Rupert Holmes, Richard Johnstone-Bryden & Jake Kavanagh. 1.08kg, 202mm x 251mm, 304 pages, full colour photographs and drawings. Publ. 2012.
The Boat Repair Bible is the essential guide for anyone planning to undertake repair work on their boat. The most common types of damage are described, with step-by-step explanations of how to deal with each problem. Detailed photographs, explanatory diagrams and a handy glossary of technical terms will help owners through all the specialised tasks described. Whether an absolute beginner or an old hand, this book provides the support you need to work on your boat with complete confidence. Topics covered include:
Hull and deck repairs for GRP and wood.
Steel and ferrocement repairs.
Rudder and keel repairs.
Osmosis and gelcoat treatment.
Hatch, guardrail and winch replacement.
Water and gas leak detection and repair.
manual and electric toilet problems.
Seized seacocks and anchor winches.
Rewiring and other electrical repairs.
Engine and outboard motor repair.
Gearbox and propeller replacement.
Sterndrive and trimtab problems.
Roller reefing and sail repairs.
Interior and upholstery renovation.
Laminating a new deck beam.
Dinghy hull and trailer repairs.
Making a portable workshop and much more.......
The Boat Repair Bible is your trusty, portable DIY conpanion - more reliable than the web, and cheaper than a boatyard.
NZ$75.00 + Delivery
ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BOATING - BOAT MAINTENANCE.
By Fox Chapel Publishing, 0.43kg, 191mm x 229mm, 160 pages, full colour photographs. Published in 2011.
Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it seaworthy. Proper maintenance can help save money by catching trouble before it starts.
The Essential Guide to Boating: Boat Maintenance will help you, whether you are new to boating or an experienced boat owner, keep your boat in tiptop shape. From repairing scratched and worn hulls and decks, to fixing engines and tightening fittings, every inch of the boat is covered, including the below-deck quarters. This comprehensive guide also features historical details and examples of real-life events related to boat maintenance that illustrate its importance.
Learning to care for this valuable possession is part of the fun of owning one. Whether you plan to DIY or hire help, this book is a great guide to have on-board to ensure many years of boating enjoyment.
NZ$40.00 + Delivery
UPGRADING YOUR BOAT'S INTERIOR.
By Mike Westin. Paperback, 0.45kg, 190mm x 246mm, 144 pages, full colour photographs. Published in 2012.
In this series of highly practical, step-by-step photographic manuals, Upgrading Your Boat's Interior shows boatowners how to improve their boat's living space in terms of comfort, functionality and convenience.
After just a few years, cabins can all too often look tired, outdated and in desperate need of renovation. But it needn't cost the earth or even require the skills of an expert to revamp them. This book will help owners to regain a little of that 'new-boat'feeling, including:
Improving your basic facilities, from light fittings to cool boxes
Simple interior decorating ideas to personalise your onboard space
Making soft furnishings such as bunk cushions and sprung mattresses
Creating workable storage solutions
Tackling major woodwork projects, including rebuilding a galley from scratch.
Suitable for both motorboats and yachts, this invaluable guide is perfect for any boatowner willing to give it a try themselves. Each project lists equipment and a difficult rating, and many projects are so simple that the whole family can get involved. With this book to hand, it has never been easier to bring your boat's living space into the 21st century.
NZ$45.00 + Delivery
PRACTICAL BOAT MECHANICS.
By Ben L. Evridge. Paperback, 185mm x 230mm, 305 pages, monochrome photographs.
Whether your engine is diesel or gasoline, you'll find the information you need to keep it running smoothly, diagnose problems, make or commission necessary repairs, and devise emergency get-you-home fixes at sea. Practical Boat Mechanics includes:
Troubleshooting information organized around the five senses - what you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.
A note with each symptom telling you whether it requires an immediate response, a response at your future convenience, or just continued monitoring.
Work-around emergency fixes to get you home using ordinary tools and materials found on most boats.
An array of solutions for freeing frozen fasteners.
The technical vocabulary you need to order parts or radio a marine mechanic for advice.
Resources for tracking down vibrations and overseeing shaft and engine alignment corrections in the boatyard.
NZ$43.00 + Delivery
THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO BOAT CLEANING AND DETAILING
By Natalie Sears). Pbk, 186mm x 232mm, 173 pages, monochrome photographs.
Whether you want ot maintain your new boat's showroom appearance or give your old boat some desperately needed attention, The Insider's Guide to Boat detailing and Cleaning supplies the guidance and techniques you need to achieve professional results while saving hundreds of dollars.Restoring oxidized gelcoat.
When to use wax, rubbing compound, or a hybrid product.
How to buff your topsides to a mirror finish.
Judging when it's time to paint deteriorated gelcoat.
Cleaning and protecting any surface above decks or in the cabin.
Recommended products for each job, including safe and environmentally friendly cleansers.
How to care for brightwork.
Cleaning fibreglass and teak decks.
Removing milderw from canvas.
How to detail your boat while cruising.
and much more.
Was NZ$41.00 + Delivery
KNOW YOUR BOAT
By David Kroenke, Ilustrations by Jim Sollers, Pbk, 185mm x 235mm, 261 pages, monochrome drawings.
"The owner's manual for the mechanically impaired sailor or powerboater." This is a new book published 2002.
Ok, this is it, this book is so explicate with such straight forward drawings, and text you will probably be able to fix anything that goes wrong and best of all there is information to prevent the things going wrong. There are prevention tips so that you don't kill your multimeter and if you are not sure how to test for resistance he tells you how to go about it. Really an all round book that looks at all electric and manual systems that you can have on a boat. All the family will enjoy this book, it has inspired me (Melva) to think about attempting more of our preventive maintanence. It does look easy.
NZ$57.00 + Delivery
HOW BOAT THINGS WORK, An Illustrated Guide.
By Charlie Wing, Paperback, 215mm x 275mm, 175 pages, two colour drawings.
For Sail or Power Boat, this is certainly an illustrated guide. With intricate two-colour cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they are assembled, how they work and how they can go wrong. If you have a Yanmar 2GM this would certainly be of help as it is the engine he has chosen to use for the engine illustrations.
This book would be a great compliment to other engineering books you may have in your library that may not have many illustrations. While it is not a very big book in page numbers it is big in content.
NZ$40.00 + Delivery
THE BRIGHTWORK COMPANION.
By Rebecca J. Wittman. Pbk, 232mm x 152mm, 176 pages.
Rebecca Wittman has adapted her seminal 1990 book Brightwork to the needs of the weekend boat warrior. In stripped-down recipe form, here are the procedures and recommendations you need to make your boat's brightwork beautiful. this wonderful new book takes into account both the traditional methods that have stood the test of time and the latest tools and materials - such as user-friendly citric-based strippers - that ensure the best finish possible.
"A first-class and highly readable text that should be mandatory for anyone who owns or is contemplating owning a wood-trimmed vessel."
NZ$35.00 + delivery.
SIMPLE BOAT MAINTENANCE.
By Pat Manley. Hbk, 178mm x 248mm, 159 pages.
Welcome to the world of boat maintenance. Take this book in one hand, a spanner in the other and set to work.
This book concentrates on the 67 most common jobs. Each is rated for difficulty on a scale of 1-5 and is explained in simple steps, illustrated with fantastic colour photos and diagrams. No special tools are required and no skill is assumed.
You will learn how to:
solve most engine problems
look after the gas, water, fuel and electrical systems
service pumps, winches, windlasses and sterngear
repair cracks and holes in fibreglass
find and cure leak.
NZ$81.70 + delivery.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FOR DIESEL ENGINES.
By Jean-Luc Pallas. Paperback, 210mm x 296mm, 233 pages, full colour photographs.
Trouble-free boating is the dream of all boatowners. With just a little preparation, this book shows how this can easily be achieved.
By means of superb step by step photos and detailed diagrams, Jean-Luc Pallas explains in simple terms the operation of a diesel engine, and shows how to maintain as well as repair it should it break down. He explains:
The different engine parts and what they do
How the engine propels the boat
Simple maintenance tasks to keep the engine in good working order
Typical problem areas which can lead to breakdown
Troubleshooting tables to enable you to diagnose and then fix the problem
How to winterise your diesel engine in one short afternoon
This book will be an invaluable on-the-spot reference for when things go wrong - don't go to sea without it.
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR FOR OUTBOARD MOTORS.
By Jean-Luc Pallas. Paperback, 210mm x 296mm, 125 pages, full colour photographs.
An outboard engine is simple to use but can seem obscure and complex as soon as it breaks down. With the help of this book, trouble-free boating is within your grasp.
The aim of this book, with its superb step by step photographs and detailed diagrams, is to enable every owner to understand the workings of an outboard motor (2 or 4 stroke) and be able to fix it with relative ease. It includes:
An explanation of the different parts that make up the engine and how they interact
How fuel is transformed into propulsion
Regular maintenance and repair worksheets to help even the most mechanically ignorant to work on their outboard engine with confidence
The most common causes of breakdown
Troubleshooting tables to allow you to diagnose and fix the most common engine problems
Advice on how to winterise your outboard in one short afternoon
After reading this book, your outboard engine will no longer be a potential bother to you but an ally for better boating.
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
THE GLASSFIBRE HANDBOOK.
By R H Warring. Paperback, 148mm x 210mm, 160 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
The majority of readers will be concerned only with hand lay-up methods of producing glassfibre laminates and mouldings (and repair work using GRP), and in casting methods. The practical descriptions on how-to-do-it are thus confined, in this book, to these two basic techniques. Other methods used in commercial productions are described only briefly to complete a picture of the full scope of working with glassfibre and other reinforcement materials.
Each chapter is complete in itself, so to use the book as a practical guide simply turn to the subject which is of immediate interest which will normally contain all the information necessary to get working on a particular project.
NZ$25.50 + delivery.
ALLOY BOAT CORROSION.
By Peter VanderWeyde & Brad Fox. Paperback, staplebound, 150mm x 210mm, 40 pages, colour photos.
Learn about how and why corrosion occurs on your alloy boat, and the simple steps you can take to prevent it.
Most people don't understand why corrosion happens or what to do about it. This book will guide you through the maze and give you practical advice on what you should do and how to do it.
NZ$22.50 + delivery.
METAL CORROSION IN BOATS
By Nigel Warren.. Paperback, 215mm x 210mm, 229 pages, colour photos. 2006
Understanding metal corrosion and its prevention is vital for the safety and integrity of a boat. Failure through corrosion or fatigue can result in masts falling down, keels falling off or boats quietly sinking in their moorings. Less dramatic are such problems as pitting or fracture of propeller shafts, erosion of pipe work, rusting of steel hulls and galvanic corrosion of aluminum ones.
The third edition of this unique book is intended to be of use to boat owner and boat builder alike, giving advice on common problem areas such as keel bolts and propeller shafts. Engines, outdrives, copper sheathing and chromium plating are examined, and strategies are suggested for reducing or preventing corrosive effects of seawater..
In this edition, more attention is paid to eloctrolytic corrosion as nowadays many more people plug into shore supply. Includes tables showing the corrosion rates of different metals in fresh and salt water.
Nigel Warrren is a professional Naval Architect who has designed a variety of craft including frigates, fast ferries, patrol boats and fast workboats.
NZ$68.00 + delivery.
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