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Diesels Afloat

This book is essential to every yacht and most large motorboats, which have diesel engines. It will explain how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and repair engines using safe techniques.* The definitive manual on diesels - every yacht or motor boat should have one on board* Heavily illustrated with approximately 400 colour photographs and diagrams* Covers essential maintenance, troubleshooting and repair* Easy to use step-by-step guide* Follows on from the success of Pat Manley's Simple Boat Maintenance* Pat Manley is the expert in this field
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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. The Diesel Engine. 2. The Fuel System. 3. The Engine Cooling System. 4. Lubrication. 5. The Air System. 6. Engine Electrics. 7. The Gearbox. 8. Drive Belts. 9. Throttle and Gear Selection. 10. Electronic Engine Management. 11. Propellers. 12. Prevention of Faults. 13. Troubleshooting. 14. Maintenance. 15. Winterisation. 16. Recommissioning. 17. engine Compartment Fire Extinguishers. 18. Tools. Index. Picture Credits.

About the Author

Pat Manley is the resident diesel guru for Practical Boat Owner magazine. He teaches courses on diesel engines, VHF and radar and was an airline pilot.


" will definitely find it an interesting read...if you get stuck on water, you'll be glad you've got it." (Motor Boats Monthly, June 2007) "From the invention of the diesel engine to maintenance and troubleshooting, this comprehensive guide has it all...thorough and accessible." (Yachting Monthly, June 2007) "If you have a diesel engine in your boat, keep this book afloat with it..." (Boat Mart, August 2007)

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