What's the Value of this Book?
This book explains, with over 300 simple drawings and clear text, how to complete:
• all basic maintenance tasks of the marine diesel system – fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, electrical, and drive train (coupling, shaft, stern gland, strut, propeller)
• all the tasks to lay-up the complete diesel system of a vessel for winter (freezing conditions) and for tropical storage (high heat and humidity)
• all the tasks to recommission the diesel system before a vessel is relaunched
None of the tasks are difficult; time and effort invested in routine maintenance and proper lay-up and recommissioning help safeguard the entire system against sudden breakdowns, accelerated wear and catastrophic damage. The book treats marine diesel propulsion as a single system in which all the components – fuel, engine, lubrication, breathing, electrics, transmission, drive train – work together to reliably move a vessel in all conditions. The aim is to ensure the diesel system is reliable and robust.
"...as good a guide as you'll get...Highly recommended."
Australian Sailing magazine