ensuring your marine diesel system is reliable and robust

Marine Diesel Basics 1

Marine Diesel Basics 1 2nd ed. covers

This book shows you how to complete:

  • all essential maintenance tasks
  • winterize for your marine diesel system
  • recommission the system after lay-up
  • 2nd edition – 8000+ copies sold
  • 300+ drawings
  • 144 tasks explained with full detail
  • paperback, hardcover and spiral bound
  • ebook – kindle, kobo, ibooks, etc.
  • 222 pages.   US$17.99 and $24.99

". . . The best guide on the subject I’ve seen, this book has a place on every diesel-equipped boat. "

Peter Nielsen, Sail Magazine


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on Amazon, Google Play, iBooks and Kobo

"...a very, very comprehensive coverage of the subject...this is as good a guide as you'll get...Highly recommended."

Australian Sailing


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Dennison Berwick

author, sailor, marine mechanic, adventurer

The Value of this Book

My 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 your marine diesel system is reliable and robust.

None of the tasks is 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.

• 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

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