Author(s): Don Casey
This is the ultimate sailboat maintenance guide from one of the world's top boat - care writers. This ultracomprehensive manual gathers together the six core volumes from the International Marine Sailboat Library, published over a five-year span and already the maintenance bible for thousands of sailors.
Don Casey, author of five of the original books, provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations that walk you through such essential tasks as painting, varnishing, and repairing cosmetic and structural damage on fiberglass boats; evaluating the condition of a sailboat; making and repairing sails; repairing and improving electrical systems, and much more.
IntroductionInspecting the Aging SailboatIntroductionHullDeckRigInteriorEngine and SteeringElectrical SystemOther ConsiderationsBoat-Buyer's 30-Minute SurveyAppendix: Hiring a ProfessionalSailboat Hull and Deck RepairIntroductionLeaksRestoring the GlossDeck RepairsLaminate RepairCore ProblemsHull RepairsKeel and Rudder DamageSailboat RefinishingIntroductionThe BasicsInside the CabinWood FinishesBelow the WaterlineTopsides and DeckFinishing TouchesSailboat Electrics SimplifiedIntroductionSafety FirstUnderstanding the BasicsBatteryWireCircuitsTroubleshootingCharging SystemsAlternating CurrentHeaven and EarthTroubleshooting Marine Diesel Engines by Peter ComptonIntroductionMaintaining Your DieselTroubleshooting Marine DieselsThe Mechanical SystemThe Lubrication SystemThe Raw-Water CircuitThe Coolant CircuitThe Fuel SystemThe Intake and Exhaust SystemThe Electrical SystemControls and InstrumentsAppendix: Diesel Engine ToolkitCanvaswork and Sail RepairIntroductionWhat You NeedFlat-Sheet ProjectsThe PocketThe BagThe Closed BoxCustom CanvasSail RepairIndex