Do-it-yourself troubleshooting and maintenance presriptions from the Boat Doctor himself
By: Allen Berrien
Pub Date: SEP-03
As the "Boat Doctor" in Boating magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected in Powerboat Care and Repair, the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats.
Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and sterndrive engine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1. Cleaning and Exterior Maintenance
Chapter 2. Bottom Painting
Chapter 3. Troubleshooting Gasoline-Fueled Inboards and Sterndrives
Chapter 4. The Care and Feeding of Outboards
Chapter 5. Wiring and Electrolysis
Chapter 6. Plumbing and Pumps
Chapter 7. Winterizing
Chapter 8. Commissioning
Chapter 9. Tools, Spares, and Emergency Preparedness