I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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We have quite a few books on board - from medical, to weather, to sailing... BUT, the number one book that we've used most often, and that we've lent out to tons of people along the way, is Nigel Calder's Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual. This is a bible for everything boat. We used it to help us fix our starter, deal with an electrical short, understand how to compression test our engine, design a battery bank, etc. This book just has a ridiculous amount of real world examples and how-to's for everything on board - electric, engine, rigging, plumbing, etc.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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