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Old 16-04-2015, 20:09   #1
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Don Casey or Nigel Calder

Getting my library together in hopes of getting the boat I want, which will need quite a bit of work.
Best book for electrical redo?
Best book for redoing stanchions, hardware, hatches?
Best book for diesel engines?
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Re: Don Casey or Nigel Calder

Casey is the 101. Calder is 201. Start with Casey. I have both.

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Re: Don Casey or Nigel Calder

All depends on which book.

Casey for rebuilding with This Old Boat. Electrical too basic in this one.

Calder's Boatowners Manual for everything else.

Calder did a good diesel book, but you'd be better off using the Manual and then your own engine's shop manual if you have to dig deeper.
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Re: Don Casey or Nigel Calder

I learned a lot from Calder's book about marine diesel engines, although his fondess for electronic common fuel rail seems to be at odds with the majority of the posters here His concept is that the common fuel rail, with electronically controlled injectors, makes the primary fuel pump a lot simpler. And smoother. And cleaner.

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Re: Don Casey or Nigel Calder

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Getting my library together in hopes of getting the boat I want, which will need quite a bit of work.
Best book for electrical redo?
Best book for redoing stanchions, hardware, hatches?
Best book for diesel engines?
I have great admiration for Nigel Calder and his Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. I think he gets everything right, or very close.

For boat repair, I would consider the various West System manuals, which have excellent illustrations. That doesn't cover all maintenance/repair issues, but they do a heck of a job.

Not sure about the diesel manual, other than the generally cryptic books that come with the engine.

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Re: Don Casey or Nigel Calder

Calder for electrical and more.

For stanchtions, fiberglass, etc, the Internet is best. A combo of:

- http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/
- http://boatworkstoday.com/

For the diesel get the factory shop manual and the seloc manual.

For all three, YouTube is usually better than any book now if what you need is there.
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I agree both would give very good information, cant loose with both.
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