Super. Don't be in a rush to return it to your friend (assuming he doesn't pester you to get it back.) There's a lot more good stuff in there besides diesel engines. I wouldn't be surprised if you elect to buy your own copy -- it's really that good.Thanks for the quick advice. I have read Calder's Cruising Guide and learned alot from it... I have am borrowing his Mechanical/Electrical manual from a friend.
I have no experience whatsoever with diesels, exhaust systems, etc., but am dangerously close to buying a boat equipped with a Volvo 28... I have looked for cheap diesels to tear apart and see how they work, but to no avail. My question is, how did all of you learn about your systems; just enough tinkering to learn through osmosis? Are there any good web sites out there to outline the most basic concepts, at a level that even I may grasp?
I know that I will have the pleasure of being WELL acquainted with diesels-for better or worse- as I am around boats more and more, but I really want to have a solid grasp of systems and what I want before I have the opportunity to tinker with one of my own. I suppose I'm one to do alot of reading before jumping in. I have been reading everything I can get my hands on dealing with boat maintenance, but alot of it goes over my head... so suggestions?
I am looking into Power Squadron, there is a branch near me..