Understanding Marine Diesels (Paperback)

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Understanding Marine Diesels (Paperback)


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From John C. Payne, one of the foremost international authorities on marine electrical systems and electronics, comes an easy-to-understand yet thorough treatment of marine diesel engines and the technical issues facing every boat owner.

Concise, compact, and fully illustrated for easy reference, Understanding Marine Diesels: 2nd Edition has been fully revised throughout. This guide offers a comprehensive coverage of marine diesel engine parts and what they do, checklists for regular engine care and maintenance as well as troubleshooting, and an overview of electrical systems. Text and illustrations address the following major topics:

  • Basic diesel theory
  • Fuel system maintenance
  • The function of filters
  • How to keep the engine cool
  • How to inspect a water pump impeller
  • The function of oil lubrication
  • Engine operation and maintenance
  • Engine instrumentation systems
John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer and surveyor, with a career spanning more than forty years in commercial shipping, the offshore oil industry, and yachting. He is a qualified technical writer and author of fifteen marine electrical and electronics books, including Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible, and numerous magazine articles. John has been involved with everything from submarine sonar systems and oil rig operation manuals to military helicopters. Currently, he is a commissioning manager for some of the world's largest and most complex offshore oil production and drilling installations. He has built, restored, and cruised several yachts and lives aboard his own boat. He is a member of the ABYC and the Cruising Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9781574093599
ISBN-10: 1574093592
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 146
Language: English