How Boat Things Work An Illustrated Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-04
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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"Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow."--Cruising World "This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it's a perfect teaching tool."--Ocean Navigator Whether you're a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can't afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they're assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings.This guided tour "under the hood" of your sailboat or powerboat includes: Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls Anchors and windlasses DC and AC electrical systems Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

Author Biography

Charlie Wing is the author/illustrator of a numberof top-selling home maintenance and remodeling books, as well as sixother boating titles.

Table of Contents

Propulsion Drivetrain Principle of the Diesel Engine
Four-Stroke Diesel Cycle
Yanmar 2GM Cylinder Block
Piston Crankshaft
Camshaft Cylinder
Head Timing
Gear Housing
Flywheel Housing Valve
Cover Air
Intake and Breather
Fuel System
Primary Fuel
Filter Fuel
Lift Pump
Secondary Fuel
Filter Fuel
Injection Pump Fuel
Metering Fuel
Injectors Lubrication System
Lubricating Pump
Seawater Cooling System
Freshwater Cooling System
Freshwater Thermostat
Seawater Pump
Freshwater Pump
Heat Exchanger
Starter Motor Transmissions
Yanmar KM2-A
Two-Shaft Reduction and Reverse Gear
Planetary-Type Transmission
Cutless Bearings
Shaft Couplings
Drivesaver Stuffing Boxes
Rigid Stuffing Box
Flexible Stuffing Box
Shaft Seals Propellers
Fixed Propellers
Folding Propellers
Two-Blade, Feathering Max-Prop
Three-Blade, Feathering Max-Prop
Automatic, Variable-Pitch Autoprop
Steering and Controls Cables and Controls
Powerboat Controls
Outboard Mechanical Steering
Single-Station Hydraulic
Dual-Station Hydraulic
Outboard Hydraulic
Steering Sailboat
Steering Pedestals
Pedestal Linkage
Twin-Rudder Rack-and-Pinion
Pedestal Linkage Chain-and-Wire Drives
Radial and Quadrant Drives
Forward-Mounted Rack-and-Pinion
Servopendulum Windvane
Magnetic Compass
Standing Rigging Wire and Fittings Wire
Rope Swaged Fittings
Swageless Fittings
Rigging Terminology
Masthead Rig
Fractional Rig
Rig Tuning
Line Handling
Rope Splices
Long Splice
Short Splice
End Splice
Eye Splice
Wire Rope Eyes
Eye Splice in Double-Braid
Coiling and Cleating Knots Reef (Square)
Knot Sheet Bend Bowline
Bowline on a Bight
Clove Hitch
Two Half Hitches
Tautline Hitch
Rolling Hitch
Trucker's Hitch
Becket Hitches
Stopper Knot and Heaving
Line Knot
Anchor Bend Block and Tackle
Sail Control Systems
Cunninghams Self-Tacking Jibs and Staysails
Mainsheets Outhauls
Mainsail Jiffy Reefing
Spinnaker Controls
Travelers Boom Vangs
Roller Furling
Ground Tackle
Moorings Anchor
Windlass Anchors
Lightweight Plow
Bruce Kedge Grapnel Snubbers and Shock Absorbers Anchoring
Single Anchor
Two Anchors off the Bow
Bahamian Moor
Mediterranean Moor
Retrieving the Anchor
Electrical DC Circuits
A Common DC Circuit
DC Grounding Batteries
Battery Construction
Series and Parallel Connections
Measurement Units
Fast Charging of Batteries
Galvanic Corrosion
Cathodic Protection and Bonding
Stray-Current Corrosion Bonding
Bonding or Grounding?
To Bond or Not to Bond?
AC Circuits Grounding and Safety Ground
Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
Alternators A Rotary-Current Generator
Increasing Current Output
Three-Phase Output
Converting AC to DC
Controlling the Alternator
The Rotor
A Real Rotor
Volvo MD31A Alternator
Plumbing Pumps
Centrifugal Pump
Flexible Impeller Pump
Vane Pumps
Diaphragm Pumps
Whale Flipper Pump
Mk. 4 Whale V Pump
Mk. 6 Whale Babyfoot Pump
Mk. 2 Whale Gusher Galley
Mk. 3 Jabsco Par-Mate
Electric Diaphragm Pump
Water Systems
Raritan GMPT Galley Mate Pump
Assembly Marine Toilets
The LectraSan MC Raritan
PHII Marine Toilet
PHII Electric Conversion
Kit Valves Tapered-Plug Seacocks
Expanding-Plug Seacocks
Ball-Valve Seacocks
Controls Adler Barbour
Cold Machine
Diesel Stove and Heater Dickinson
Fuel Metering Valve
LP Gas Installations
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