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Old 25-02-2010, 11:05   #1
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Learning Basics of Boat Systems

Hey, newbie here. Can anyone recommend a web site, videos, that give a breakdown on basic knowledge of boat systems? How they work, how they're different, maintenance, etc?
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two steps:

1. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems by Nigel Calder

2. buy a structurally sound but neglected boat, preferably on a trailer

Then, it's coffee in the morning and tequila at night 'til the jobs done!
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I like Calder's book. Once I thought it was too in-depth. But now that I have a boat I think it is a good starting point as it covers so many systems.

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My complaint is that there's never enough specific info on whatever I'm working on
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two steps:

1. Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems by Nigel Calder

2. buy a structurally sound but neglected boat, preferably on a trailer

Then, it's coffee in the morning and tequila at night 'til the jobs done!
Good advice.
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thanks for the reply

and will check that book out.
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