Book Review. Marine Diesel Basics

Sub head. The First Visual Guide to Marine Diesel Systems

Diesel engines are the single most problematic issue many boat owners face. Not because they have specified the incorrect engine, but simply as there are many aspects that can go wrong. And things do go wrong.

This book describes issues in a very clear and simple manner, and shows one how things work, how to select, install, maintain & troubleshoot.

Most “engine” trouble can be avoided by using quality components, installing them correctly and servicing them regularly (and avoiding collisions!). The authors aim with Marine Diesel Basics’‘ is to help all boat owners become familiar and confident with their diesel system – from the fuel deck fill & engine to the shaft & propeller. It will:

• help boatowners with all aspects of maintenance, lay-up and recommissioning
• help boat buyers make pre-purchase assessments which could save piles of money, time and heart-ache
• help all boaters “learn the boat” with step-by-step explanations and clear drawings of how things work and best practices
• provide step-by-step troubleshooting and basic repairs
• boost confidence and comfort with marine machinery
• improve mechanical skills using the right tools and techniques

Seeing is understanding! With more than 300 illustrations, the first book in the series explains:
1) all basic maintenance tasks of the marine diesel system – fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, electrical, and drive train (coupling, shaft, shaft seal, propeller)
2) all the tasks to winterize the complete system and to prepare for tropical storage (high heat and humidity)
3) all the tasks to recommission (“summerize”) the system to ensure reliable and trouble-free service with:
• step-by-step instructions in clear, simple drawings
• explains all parts of the system
• lists all necessary tools and supplies to get each task done
• covers sailboats, motorboats and narrow boats
• indirect and direct cooled diesel engines
• saildrives – maintenance, lay-up, recommissioning

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