Marine Diesel Engines
List Price: $27.95
by Nigel Caler
If you own a small marine diesel engine that you depend on—at least occasionally—this book was written for you. Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic of many years experience, a good writer and perceptive teacher has written a guide that is clear, logical and actually interesting. A boatowner born with a monkey wrench in his hand will find Marine Diesel Engines useful and agreeable; a mechanical illiterate will find it a godsend.
Here in nine extensively illustrated chapters is everything you need to keep you diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently—saving you a world of frustration, discomfort, and even peril, not to mention time-and-a-half weekend mechanics charges.
One of the best books on marine diesels to appear in some time. — Ocean Navigator
The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject. — Sailing World
Even if you never intend to put a spanner near your engine, and know your mechanics home phone number by heart, this book deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat. — Motor Boat & Yachting, London
Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. — Cruising World
Nigel Calder, a diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, is also a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. He and his wife built their own cruising sailboat, Nada, a project they completed in 1984. Calder is author of numerous articles for Yachting World, National Fisherman and other magazines as well as four other international marine books that have guided tens of thousands of boatowners worldwide—Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Repairs at Sea, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats and The Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean.