Understanding boat diesel engines

Author(s) John C. Payne
Publisher Sheridan House
Date 2005
Pages 112
Format pdf
Size 5 Mb







This book was written by the widely recognized and respected expert in the field of marine engineering and electrical systems. The author spent significant part of his carrier working in the offshore sector. And here is one of his volumes belonging to the famous and popular Understanding series. Written in a traditionally concise and clear way, it will let the readers easily understand the basics of marine engineering as applied to the boats.

Needless to say that the average boat owner is not that interested in the details of the engine construction but should rather be aware of the main parts and working principles. The book opens with the introductory chapter on the basic diesel theory where the reader will get to know the ABC of the engines; then, the author proceeds with the explanations of the fuel, cooling, lubricating, air and exhaust systems which are the integral part of thy engine arrangement.

The operation and technical maintenance of the engine are covered within a separate chapter. The three last chapters are dealing with the engine troubleshooting, and starting and instrumentation systems. The newcomers to the world of boat owning and marine engineering will definitely find this title useful and will greatly benefit from the information presented.

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