Table of contents for Boatowner's mechanical and electrical manual : how to maintain, repair, and improve your boat's essential systems / Nigel Calder.

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List of Troubleshooting Charts
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Third Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Chapter 1. 	Establishing a Balanced Battery-Powered Electrical System
	Introduction: The Peculiarities of Boats
		How They Work _ Electrolyte Variations _ Modes of Failure _ Automotive (Cranking) versus Deep-Cycle Batteries _ Wet-Cells versus Gel-Cells and AGMs _ Nicads-The Ultimate Battery 
	Getting Down to Specifics
		Calculating Power Requirements _ Providing the Necessary Capacity _ Installing Adequate Charging Capabilities _ Establishing Correct Voltage Regulation	
	Putting the Pieces Together
		Is It Better to Have One or Two Battery Banks for House Use? _ Charging More than One Battery Bank from a Common Alternator _ Monitoring and Control 0149 _ Putting the Pieces Together
	Summary: A Balanced System
Chapter 2.	Electrical Systems for Energy-Intensive Boats
	Additional Energy Sources
	AC Generators _ DC-to-AC Inverters _ DC Generators
	Dual Voltage Systems
		Raising the Voltage _ Equalizers and Converters _ Equalizer and Converter Pros and Cons _Equalizer and Converter Circuits _ Optimum Choices
	Fuel Cells, Higher-Voltage DC Boats, and Electric Propulsion
		Fuel Cells _ Brushless DC Motors and Generators _ The Higher-Voltage DC Boat _ The Diesel/Electric Boat
Chapter 3.	Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Battery-Powered Electrical System
		Safety _ Routine Maintenance _ Testing a Battery _ Problem Batteries 
		How They Work _ Installation and Maintenance _ Charging Problems _ Repairing Alternators
	Voltage Regulators
		How They Work _ Different Regulators: Internal, External, P and N _ Voltage Regulator Bypass Devices _ Troubleshooting Voltage Regulators _ Emergency Voltage Regulation
		Identification and Rating _ Heat Sinks on Battery Isolation Diodes _ Testing Battery Isolation Diodes
Chapter 4. 	Understanding and Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits; Proper Installation 
	Basic Concepts and Measurements
		The Water Analogy _ Making Measurements _ The Multimeter: An Essential Tool
	DC Circuits
		Ground versus Insulated Return _ Troubleshooting with a Voltmeter _ Troubleshooting with an Ohmmeter _ Ground Faults ("Earth" Leaks) _ Don't Leave Port Without a Multimeter
	AC Circuits
		The Importance of Grounding _ Safety versus Corrosion _ Typical AC Circuits Afloat _ Testing AC Circuits
	Proper Electrical Installations
		Cables _ Cable Sizing _ Connections and Terminals _ Installing Cables _ Distribution Panels _ Overcurrent Protection
Chapter 5. 	Corrosion, Bonding, Lightning Protection, and Grounding
		Galvanic Corrosion _ Stray-Current Corrosion
	Bonding and Cathodic Protection
		Cathodic Protection _ Unbond and Isolate
	Lightning Protection
		The Importance of Grounding _ The Path to Ground _ Protecting Electrical Circuits and Electronics _ Lightning Prevention 
	The Common Ground Point
Chapter 6. 	Battery Chargers, Inverters, Wind and Water Generators, and Solar Panels
	Battery Chargers
		How They Work _ Ferro-Resonant as a Yardstick _ Performance Implies Regulation _ Troubleshooting
		How They Work _ Batteries: The Limiting Factor _ Matching the Demand to the System _ Inverter Installation _ Troubleshooting
	Wind and Water Generators
		How They Work _ Pros and Cons _ Installation and Maintenance _ Troubleshooting and Repair
	Solar Panels
		Basic Terminology _ Key Factors in System Design _Installation _ Troubleshooting
Chapter 7.	Generators, Electric Motors (DC and AC), and Electric Lights 
	AC Generators
		Generators: How They Work _ General Maintenance _ Troubleshooting Operating Problems _ No Output: Armature Type _ No Output: Alternator Type with Brushes _ No Output: Brushless Alternator Type _ Disassembly and Bearing Replacement _ Variable-Speed Technology (VST)
	Electric Motors
		How They Work _ Speed Regulation _ Troubleshooting _ Starter Motors
	Electric Lights
		Incandescent Lights _ Halogen Lights _ Xenon Lights _ Fluorescent Lights _ LED Lighting
Chapter 8.	Marine Electronics: Antennas and Grounds, Electromagnetic and Radio Interference, and Saving Soaked Equipment
	Marine Electronics
		Preliminary Troubleshooting	
	Antennas and Grounds
		Antennas _ Antenna Installation _ Emergency VHF Antenna _ Radio Grounds 
	Electromagnetic and Radio Interference
		Good Installation Practices _ Sources of Interference _ Tracking Down Interference _ Preventing (Suppressing) Interference 
	Saving Soaked Equipment
Chapter 9.	Diesel Engines: Operation and Maintenance; Troubleshooting and Winter Layup
	Operation and Maintenance
		How They Work _ Preventive Maintenance
	Troubleshooting Part 1: Failure to Start
		Failure to Crank _ Engine Cranks but Won't Fire
	Troubleshooting Part 2: Operating Problems
		Overheating _ Smoke _ Loss of Performance _ Engine Run-Away or Failure to Shut Down _ Water in the Crankcase _ Low Oil Pressure _ Inadequate Turbocharger Performance _ Problems with Engine Instrumentation
	Winter Layup
Chapter 10.	From Transmission to Propeller
	Transmissions and Shaft Brakes
		Transmissions: How They Work _ Maintenance _ Troubleshooting _ Shaft Brakes
	Connecting a Transmission to a Propeller Shaft
		Couplings _ Engine Alignment _ Constant-Velocity Joints
	Shaft Seals
		Stuffing Boxes (Packing Glands) _ Mechanical Seals _ Lip-Type Seals _ A Dripless Future?
	Struts, Bearings, and Propellers
		Struts _ Rubber-Sleeve (Cutless) Bearings _ Propellers
Chapter 11.	Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
	CFCs and the Ozone Hole
		Marine Refrigeration
	Balancing Refrigeration Needs with Boat Use
		Iceboxes: The Key to Sizing a Refrigeration Unit _ Refrigeration Options _ Making Choices
		Air-Conditioning Options _ Sizing an Air-Conditioning Unit _ Installation Issues
	Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
		How Refrigeration Works _ Routine Maintenance _ Troubleshooting and Repair
	Charging and Topping-Up Procedures
		Handling Refrigerant _ Charging Without a Gauge Set _ Gauge Sets
Chapter 12.	Tanks, Plumbing, Toilets, and Through-Hull Fittings
	Tanks and Fittings
		Built-In Tanks _ Aluminum Tanks _ Stainless Steel Tanks _ Steel Tanks _ Plastic: Fiberglass, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Flexible Tanks _ Miscellaneous Design Issues
		Copper Pipe or Tubing _ Steel Pipe _ Plastic Pipe _ Hoses
	Marine Toilets (Heads)
		Discharge Regulations _ Heading Off Toilet Problems _Troubleshooting and Repair
	Through-Hulls and Seacocks
		Definitions _ Metal versus Plastic _ Testing Through-Hulls and Seacocks _ Common Seacock Types _ Through-Hull and Seacock Installation
Chapter 13.	Pumps and Pump Switches; Watermakers
		How They Work _ Pros and Cons _ Head Pressure and Centrifugal Pump Installations _ Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair 
	Pump Switches
		Pressure Switches _ Level Switches
		How They Work _ Selecting and Installing a Watermaker _ Maintenance _ Troubleshooting
Chapter 14.	Steering Systems, Autopilots, and Wind Vanes
	Steering Systems
		Types of Steering _ Maintenance and Troubleshooting 
		How They Work _ Problems with Autopilots
	Wind Vane Self-Steering
		How It Works _ What Vane to Use? _ Maintenance and Troubleshooting _ Long-Distance Cruising
Chapter 15.	Stoves, Cabin Heaters, Gas-Powered Water Heaters, and Lanterns; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
		Properties of LPG and CNG _ Safety Precautions _ The Problem of Refills _ LPG Installations _ Troubleshooting Gas Appliances
	Alcohol, Kerosene, and Diesel Appliances
		Fuel Quality _ Troubleshooting _ Diesel Drip-Pot Stoves _ Diesel and Kerosene Heating Systems
	Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
		How it Happens _ Minimizing Carbon Monoxide Formation _ Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Chapter 16.	Blocks, Winches, Windlasses, and Bow Thrusters
		Terminology and Loading Factors _ Maintenance
		How They Work _ Servicing and Overhaul _ Powered Winches
		Problems Common to All Windlasses _ General Maintenance _ Horizontal Manual Windlasses _ Vertical Manual Windlasses _ Electric Windlasses _ Hydraulic Windlasses
	Bow Thrusters
Chapter 17.	Spars and Standing Rigging; Roller Reefing
		Wooden Spars and Spreaders _ Aluminum Spars and Spreaders _ Carbon Fiber Spars _ Downwind, Whisker, and Spinnaker Poles
	Standing Rigging
		Wire Rope _ Fitting End Connections (Terminals) to Wire Rope _ Rod Rigging _ Fiber Rigging _ Fitting Rigging to a Boat _ Inspection and Maintenance _ Tuning a Rig
	Roller Reefing and Furling
		Roller Reefing Headsails _ Summary: Dos and Don't's _ Maintenance _ Roller Furling Headsails _ In-Mast and Behind-the-Mast Reefing _ Roller Reefing Booms
Appendix A: Checklist of Winterizing Procedures
Appendix B: Freeing Frozen Parts and Fasteners
Appendix C: Tools and Spare Parts
Appendix D: Useful Tables

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Boats and boating -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Boats and boating -- Electric equipment -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.