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Old 14-08-2011, 22:46   #1
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Best 'How to' Book for Sail Boat Maintenance ?

What is the best book for sailboat maintenence?
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Old 15-08-2011, 08:54   #2
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Re: Best 'How to' Book for Sail Boat Maintenance ?

The two books I would not want to be without:

- The shop manual for my engine(s) - make sure you get the real shop manual provided by the enigne manufacturer, not one of the aftermarket books by Seloc etc. (or get both)
- The parts catalog for my engine - again made by the manufacturer. Allows you to look up the manufacturers part number for any part.

The other two books I refer to the most are:

- This Old Boat (Casey)
- Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual (Calder)

But the internet is better than either of these two books if you have it available. Not sure I would buy them at full price, but for sure would keep my eyes out for a good deal on a used copy.
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Re: Best 'How to' Book for Sail Boat Maintenance ?

+1 on all three of the books recommended
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Re: Best 'How to' Book for Sail Boat Maintenance ?

Just downloaded "This Old Boat" on ipad.....looks to be the real thang.
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