Here's a link from a google search... don't know anything about these books but maybe something here will look helpful....
Outboard Motor Manuals and books about Outboard Motors
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)