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Pat Manley - Author

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Diesel Companion

Diesel Companion

Author: Pat Manley Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 26/03/2019

A compact, handy, on-the-water reference guide containing all the essential information about keeping your marine diesel engine running for when you need it most: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. 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.

Simple Boat Maintenance

Simple Boat Maintenance

Author: Pat Manley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2014

Simple Boat Maintenance concentrates on the 67 most common boat maintenance jobs. Each is rated for difficulty on a scale of 1-5 and is explained in simple steps with lots of photos and diagrams. No special tools are required and no skill is assumed. Take this book in one hand, a spanner in the other and set to work. Learn how to: solve most engine problems; look after the gas, water, fuel and electrical systems; service pumps, winches, windlasses & strengear; repair cracks & holes in fibreglass; find & cure leaks.

Essential Boat Electrics

Essential Boat Electrics

Author: Pat Manley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2014

Essental Boat Electrics removes the mystique of boat electrics. The simple language & clear illustrations will help you understand what is going on & show you how to carry out the many electrical jobs onboard effectively & safely. Included are tutorials, from using a multimeter and wiring & protecting a circuit, to troubleshooting electrical faults and connecting a PC to your instrument system.

Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner

Author: Pat Manley Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2008

The complete navigation reference for beginners and experts including electronic simulators for GPS, chartplotting, radar and AIS. The modern sailor needs a back up plan if the electrics on board fail, and Pat Manley delivers the tools to make this possible. Boat owners need a book that covers all the electronic (modern) navigation, which develops the theme and introduces the traditional navigation as and when it is needed. Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner leads you through all the aspects of navigation of your boat in a logical order. It has the unique combination of modern and traditional disciplines to boat navigation. Although the pencil and paper chart method will not be introduced until it is demonstrated this knowledge is vital. This practical approach to the subject will ensure that although modern electronic methods remain at the forefront, readers will never lack in knowledge to navigate their boat safely in any circumstance. Therefore the modern sailor will be equipped with all the necessary skills. Topics will include: GPS - satellites, receivers and position Shape of the Earth - distance and direction Finding your Position - where am I now?Passage Planning - choice of routes hazards and harbors of refuge Radar Personal Computers - AIS on a PC and computers for navigation A website featuring simulators accompanies Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner adding a further dimension to an all-inclusive book: sailors can test their skills whilst they are learning. The website - hosted by Fernhurst - will feature an array of simulators including GPS, radar, AIS and Chartplotter. Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner is like having your very own skipper on your bookshelf.

Diesels Afloat

Diesels Afloat

Author: Pat Manley Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2007

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

Electrics Companion

Electrics Companion

Author: Pat Manley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2003

This is a handy, quick reference guide to boat electrics. It covers formulae, tools, anodes, protection, multimeters, soldering, AC power, testing, wiring, batteries, connections and power consumption. This little companion serves as a great reminder of crucial information. It is laminated to stand up to frequent use and serves as a useful aide-memoire that will fit into your jacket pocket.