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Old 13-02-2014, 14:28   #1
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Sailboat manual

Looking for a recommend on a good overall sailboat manual (not powerboats) for repairs, maintenance...sails, engine, electronics etc. etc... (well illustrated would be nice).
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Old 14-02-2014, 20:30   #2
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Re: Sailboat manual

Hard to pick a single book but I like the Don Casey books - This Old Boat and The Complete Sailboat Maintenance Manual. For Diesels you can't beat Nigel Calder's book on Marine Diesels.

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Old 14-02-2014, 20:40   #3
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Re: Sailboat manual

I have these one's that I refer to. The Calder and Casey books are great.

Marine Electrical Electronics Bible, John C. Payne
Marine Diesel Engines, Nigel Calder
Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Nigel Calder
Sailboat Electrics Simplified, Don Casey
Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook, Charlie Wing
Nautical Knots, Paul Snyder and Arthur Snyder
Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual, Don Casey (Six books in one)
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