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Chapman Piloting Chapman Piloting
Book Description
As the standard textbook relied on by private boating schools around the country, Chapman's Piloting is also recommended by the United States Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. In this revised, full-color edition, every page reflects the most recent advances in boating, including more than 1,000 photos, maps and illustrations, and current  laws and regulations governing the nation's waterways.
Nigel Calder- boat mechanical guide
by: Nigel Calder
Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual
Reviewed by:
"Professional Boat Builder Magazine"
"Several feet of shelf space in [our] technical library is devoted to material published in recent years on marine systems for small craft. But the single most frequently reached for reference in this collection is [this book]... It has effectively supplanted everything else on that shelf."
12v bible The 12 volt Bible for Boats
Book Description
This is a primer on 12-volt electrical systems for boat owners who are not skilled electricians. It explains how 12-volt DC electrical systems work, how to maintain them in good condition, how to recognize when you have an electrical problem, how to troubleshoot, and what simple tools and techniques are needed.
Nigel Calder Marine-diesel Marine Diesel Engines
Book Description
Complete guide to understanding, maintaining, repairing, and overhauling marine diesel engines and small single-cylinder sailboat engines.
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Diesel Engines : A Boat Owner's Guide to Operation and Maintenance ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Leo Block / Paperback / Published 1991
Boat Wiring Guide Wiring Diagrams
Book Description
1956-1989 Outboards Manufacturers Covered: Chrysler/Force, Evinrude/Johnson, Mariner, Mercury, Suzuki, Tohatsu, Yamaha Inboard/Outdrive Manufacturers Covered: MerCruiser, OMC, Volvo
big-block Big-Block Chevy Marine Performance
Book Description

Dennis Moore, details the differences between automotive and marine performance components and design.
Topics covered include: The differences between auto and marine engines Starters, flywheels, ignition systems, exhaust and cooling Parts combinations and recommendations for performance applications
  Also included are photo/how-to sequences and instructions on build-up and installation as well as tuning and repair
Small-Block Chevy Marine Performance: Engine Modifications for Maximum Boating Performance 
   A complete guide to modifying small-block Chevrolet engines used in the powerboat industry. Includes a detailed look at the differences between
auto and marine engines, and a breakdown on the marine components of a small-block Chevy. Fully illustrated. 
Boating Magazine quick tips Quick & Easy Boat Maintenance
Book Description
Basic library for power boaters, published in cooperation with Boating magazine (the world's largest circulation boating magazine, this book is appropriate for sailboats as well. Learn Lindsey's labor-saving secrets for tackling: teak, canvas, and carpet care; painting, metal cleaning, and polishing; fiberglass and gelcoat cleaning and repair; engine care and winterizing; mildew--how to get rid of it, how to prevent it.
Complete Book Of Yacht Care Complete Book of Yacht Care
Book Description
This single, highly illustrated volume contains everything that the owner of a new or traditional boat will need to maintain her in a safe and seaworthy condition at minimum cost. Its detailed tables provide a unique survey of the real cost of every aspect of yacht upkeep.
Wooden Boat Renovation Wooden Boat Renovation
Reviewed by: "The Ensign" (USPS)
"Not just another how-to book, this is in-depth instruction written with knowledge, compassion and love for wooden boats."
Practical Small Powerboat Maintenance Practical Small Powerboat Maintenance
This generously illustrated book explains the essentials of maintaining and fixing powerboat problems in a variety of areas. Sections on engine repair and mechanics are explained in easy-to-understand language. Sidebars offer special tips and insights into keeping a boat shipshape.
mercruiser Mercruiser Stern Drive : Alpha One Generation II : 1992-1996 :
Tune-Up and Repair Manual

Paperback - 512 pages Orig Ed edition Vol 2 (September 1998)
Seloc Pubns; ISBN: 089330039X ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 10.93 x 8.45
mercruiser Mercruiser Stern Drive Tune-Up and Repair Manual : Includes Alpha and Bravo 1964-1992
- 600 pages Updated ed edition (September 1998)
Seloc Pubns; ISBN: 0893300055 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 10.85 x 8.42
omc Omc Stern Drive 1964-1986 : Tune-Up and Repair Manual
Paperback - 580 pages (September 1998)
Seloc Pubns; ISBN: 0893300047 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 10.88 x 8.43
OMC cobra Omc Cobra and King Cobra Stern Drive Tune-Up and Repair Manual 1985-1992
Paperback - 660 pages Updated edition (September 1998)
Seloc Pubns; ISBN: 089330025X ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.95 x 10.92 x 8.44
outboard motor guide Outboard Engines : Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Paperback - 144 pages 1995 edition (April 1997)
Intl Marine Pub; ISBN: 0070578567 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 9.60 x 7.58
evinrude n johnson Johnson/Evinrude Outboard Tune-Up and Repair Manual 1990-1995 (Vol 2A(1990-95))
Paperback - 500 pages Updated ed edition Vol 2A (September 1998)
Seloc Pubns; ISBN: 0893300268 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.95 x 10.92 x 8.43
bk50.gif (881 bytes) Evinrude Johnson Outboard Shop Manual : 2-40 Hp 1973-1990 (Includes Electric Motors)
Paperback / Published 1991
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Johnson/Evinrude Outboard Tune-Up and Repair Manual : 1958-1972 : 50 Hp Thru 125 Hp (Vol 3) ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Clarence W. Coles, Howard U. Young / Paperback / Published 1998
bk50.gif (881 bytes) Seloc's Johnson/Evinrude Outboard Tune-Up and Repair Manual : 1958-1972 : 50 Hp Thru 125 Hp (Vol 3 (1958-72)) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Clarence W. Coles, Howard U. Young / Paperback / Published 1998
bk50.gif (881 bytes) Evinrude/Johnson Outboard Shop Manual 48-235 Hp, 1973 1990 (Clymer Marine Repair Series) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Randy Stephens / Paperback / Published 1991
bk50.gif (881 bytes) bk50.gif (881 bytes) Evinrude/Johnson Outboard Shop Manual 2-300 Hp, 1991-1994/Includes Jet Drives and Sea Drives   Paperback / Published 1994
Mariner Outboard Shop Manual : 50-200 Hp, 1976-1984
Kalton C. Lahue
Mercury Outboard Shop Manual 3.5-40 Hp 1972-1989 (Includes Electric Motors)
01/09/2015 Note: On Backorder until further notice.
Randy Stephens / Paperback / Published 1989
Mercury Outboard Shop Manual : 3.9-135 Hp . 1964-1971
Paperback / Published 1989
Mercury Outboard : 6-In-Line and V6 Including EFI : 1965-1991 : Tune-Up and Repair Manual
Joan Coles, Clarence W. Coles
Volvo Penta Stern Drive : 1992-1995 ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Seloc, et al / Paperback / Published 1998
Volvo Penta Stern Drive : 1992-93 ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Seloc, et al / Paperback / Published 1998
Volvo Stern Drive Shop Manual, 1968-1993
Clymer Paperback / Published 1994
(Special Order)
Yamaha Outboards : 1992-98 Repair Manual (Seloc Marine Manuals) ~ Usually ships in 24 hour
Kevin M. G. Maher(Editor) / Paperback / Published 1999
Yamaha Outboard : 3-Cylinder, 1984-1988 Includes Jet Drive : Tune-Up and Repair Manual/Valid Thru 1991 -- Joan Coles, Clarence W. Coles; Seloc's Paperback
Yamaha Stern Drive Shop Manual, 1989-1991 (Clymer Marine Repair Series) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Ron Wright / Paperback / Published 1991
Chrysler Outboard Shop Manual : 3.5-140 Hp, 1966-1984 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Paperback / Published 1992
Force Outboard Shop Manual : 4-150 Hp (Includes L-Drives) 1984-1996
Paperback / Published 1997 (Special Order)
bk50.gif (881 bytes) Force Outboard Tune-Up and Repair Manual : Covers All Models 1984 Thru 1988 ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days Clarence W. Coles, Joan Coles / Paperback / Published 1998
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Marine Jet Drive, 1961-1991, Tune-Up and Repair Manual/American Turbine, Berkeley, Dominator, Hamilton/Kodiak, Hawk, Jacuzzi/Nomera, Outboard
Usually ships in 2-3 days
Joan Coles, Clarence W. Coles / Paperback / Published 1998  Seloc's
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Suzuki Outboard Shop Manual, 2-225 Hp, 1985-1991 (Includes Jet Drives) Clymer's
Paperback / Published 1992
bk50.gif (881 bytes) Yanmar Inboard Diesel : 1975-98 Repair Manual : Gm, Gm/Hm, Jh and Jh2 Series (Seloc Marine Manuals) ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Kevin M. G. Maher(Editor) / Paperback / Published 1999
Boat Design
~ Usually ships in
24 hours
Ted Brewer, Edward S. Brewer / Paperback / Published 1997
Understanding Boat Design
Reviewed by: "The Ensign" (USPS)
"Brewer provides as good a basic introduction to small craft design as you could ever hope to find. If more people read this book before buying a boat, they'd likely make a much better choice and be a lot happier."

Soundings  (Industry Trade Magazine)
"This tight little book should be required reading."

Naval Engineers Journal
"The clear, non-technical language, logical development of the subject, and the scope of the publication make Understanding Boat Design a success."

Metal Boats The Complete Guide to Metal Boats: Building, Maintenance, and Repair
by R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson
Usually ships within 24 hours
Fiberglass Boat Survey Fiberglass Boat Survey
Book Description
Arthur Edmunds created an informative book concerning fiberglass boats and their systems. Fiberglass Boat Survey, guides you through the process of choosing a boat type for your intended use. This book continues by detailing exactly what you should inspect on any boat before you make an offer of purchase. Granted, a professional surveyor's report will be required, at a later date, to secure financing and insurance, but this book will guide you through the same process the professional surveyor will use.
ABCs of Boat Camping The ABCs of Boat Camping
Book Description
This practical book by noted outdoor authors Janet and Gordon Groene addresses owners of small boats who are tempted by the prospects of camping or family overnight on or near the water
Emergency at Sea
A good present for that special friend or loved one.
Heavy Weather Boating Emergencies : The Survival Guide for Freshwater Powerboat Operators : What to Do When Everything Goes Wrong
Book Description
Fresh-water boaters will find life-saving information on how to maintain control in emergency situations. Written specifically for power boaters, this book details what to do when encountering heavy weather and on-board emergencies such as engine failure, man overboard, or loss of position. Also, learn how to prevent accidents by learning how to identify storms
Insiders Buying Guide
Christmas present!

The Insiders Guide to Buying a Powerboat
Book Description
An insider's guide to buying small powerboats (less than 30 feet long), covering both new and used boats.
Paperback - 176 pages 1 edition (October 1999)
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071351507

Boat Cosmetics Made Simple : How to Improve and Maintain a Boat's Appearance ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Sherri Board, et al / Paperback / Published 1993

Still the only boat maintenance book which devotes itself solely to the cosmetic aspects of maintaining and beautifying a boat's appearance, this user-friendly guide is indispensable for every boat owner and boat maintenance professional. Includes information on environmentally safe cleaning products, detail, varnish, running and standard rigging, understanding bottom maintenance and electrolysis, and more. Illustrations.

Idiots Guide to Boating
Great gag gift.

And if ALL else fails, (this was bound to happen,)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing (Complete Idiot's Guides) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Frank Sargeant, Frank Sargent / Paperback / Published 1998

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