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The latest addition to the best-selling RYA Handbook series is written for the leisure boat owner. Easy to follow text and beautifully detailed colour illustrations enable the reader to develop the knowledge and confidence required by all diesel engine boat owners.
The official course book for the RYA One-Day Diesel Engine Course, it is also invaluable for reference.
It covers: how the engine works, fuel and air systems, engine cooling, electrical systems, lubrication, transmission, controls, maintenance and emergency procedures.
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
STRESS FREE ENGINE MAINENTANCE.
By Duncan Wells & Jonathon Parker. Softback. 0.47 kg. 190mm x 245mm, 160 pages, full colour photos & Line Drawings. Published 2022.
An accessible and practical guide to understanding what is going on with your boat's engine, how to look after it, spotting the signs when all is not well, and how to fix it. Learn how to change a filter and impeller, how to ensure the engine doesn't overheat, and much more...
This visual and jargon-free book covers all the essentials for looking after your engine, in one place, including:
Diagrams, quick reference tables, box features, QR videos, clear explanations, top tips and checklists, making maintenance and basic repair of your engine straightforward,
and with minimum stress.
There are also plenty of amusing anecdotes and useful lessons learned.
If you find the prospect of fixing anything to do with the engine daunting, then this is the book for you.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
MARINE DIESEL ENGINES.
By Nigel Calder. Hardcover, 190m x 240mm, 294 pages, black and white photos, illustrations and diagrams.
This book has been the bible for tens of thousands of do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engines running cleanly and efficiently.
Marine Diesel Engines explains how to:
NZ$60.00 + Delivery.
NZ$55.00 + delivery.
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, how to look after it, and takes into account developments in engine technology.
The book explains how the engine uses simple processes to covert fuel to power, and then looks at the various sub-systems that allow those processes to take place. She also advises on tools, winterizing and provides hints, tips and helpful fault-finding tables. Systems covered include: fuel, air, cooling, oil, electrical, propeller and transmission and control.
This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated and illustrated with new full-colour photos and diagrams.
NZ$35.00 + 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:
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$40.00 + delivery.
NZ$50.00 + delivery.
The aim of this book, with its 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 and advice on how to winterize your outboard in one short afternoon.
NZ$80.00 + delivery.
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.
By Pat Manley. papercover, Spiral-bound, 80mm x 223mm, 23 pages, 2nd Edition.2019
The book covers the parts of the engine and has checklists for monthly, weekly and daily checks. It outlines what to do if the engine won’t start, or stop, if it overheats or there are problems with the fuel system. It tells you about servicing, the electrics and winterisation.
Splash-proof and spiral bound – (allowing you to lay it out flat beside your engine) – this little book stands up to frequent use and will be a valued companion when the engine doesn’t behave.
NZ$25.00 + Delivery
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