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I'd second Beth Leonard's book, The Voyager's Handbook, it is one that I have on my bookshelf.

I'd also recommend Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual. While not as in-depth as some other books, it does give a very good overview of the whole thing, as well as goes into each system to some degree.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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