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josrulz 12-13-2009 09:27 PM

Maintenance books
Hi all,
I know there's a recommended reading thread, but when I skimmed specifically for books on maintenance, I only found the books I already have. Maybe that's all there is, but I wanted to ask the forum to see what you all have to say.

I currently have Don Casey's complete manual, and Nigel Calder's books on Mechanical and Electrical, Marine Diesels, and his Cruising Handbook. I also have Wittman's Brightwork book. They are all quite helpful, but sometimes I'm looking for info that just isn't there in any of those books.

Are there other books that you'd recommend for maintenance work (either on specific topics or general)? I'm always open to additional reference material.

mitiempo 12-13-2009 11:11 PM

What kind of maintenance specifically?

mitiempo 12-14-2009 12:56 AM

poopdeckpappy 12-14-2009 01:24 AM

How about Toss's book on rigging, Charlie Wings Electrical Handbook, Eng. and tranny specific shop manuals

rikhall 12-14-2009 08:30 AM

All good reccomendations. I have most of them.

May I also suggest:

Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat - Dan Spurr


Shortman 12-14-2009 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy (Post 550680)
How about Toss's book on rigging, Charlie Wings Electrical Handbook, Eng. and tranny specific shop manuals

I'll second those. I like Wing's for electrical better than Calder although Calder's very good general manual. Yes on Toss also.
Any experience with Seloc engine manuals? I have the Yanmar book which covers all the parts but offers no kibutzing re: troubleshooting etc.

mitiempo 12-14-2009 09:48 PM

"The 12 Volt Doctor's Alternator Book" - everything you ever wanted to know about alternators (and some you might not have:D ) 120 pages and the pdf is free here

While I have Spurr's book, Gougeon's, Calder's and many others I find the net is more up to date and probably easier.

poopdeckpappy 12-15-2009 08:48 PM

Great PDF's mitiempo, Im saving those to a flash drive.

Do ya have more ??

mitiempo 12-15-2009 09:04 PM

Sorry, not like those. I've a lot of manuals, Xantrex and the like bit they're all available on their site. Catalogs as well. That's about it but if I find more I'll post them.

poopdeckpappy 12-15-2009 09:17 PM

No problem & thanks, I'll keep an eye out

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