The new edition of The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boat owners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English it explains how a diesel engine works and how to look after it, whilst taking into account developments in engine technology.
The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors has been extremely popular ever since first publication. Aimed at boat owners rather than experienced mechanics, Tim Bartlett takes the reader under the cover of an outboard engine and explains in clear, jargon-free language how an outboard motor works and how to look after it.
This book is a comprehensive guide to revising for, and most of all passing the RYA Day Skipper exam. This essential mariners guide covers the essentials of the RYA syllabus. The book assuming no prior knowledge of sailing and is written, arranged and highlighted to make the process of revising simpler.
The RYA Boat Buyers’ Handbook is written to assist anyone through the complex process of purchasing or exchanging a vessel, it doesn’t matter if the boat is new or second hand this guide is crammed full of useful information and what to look out for before handing over your hard earned cash.
Atlas of Oceans is a vibrant journey through the Earth’s oceans and a timely, important treatise on what must be done to save them. Readers are introduced to the dazzling, diverse array of creatures that inhabit the oceans and seas, and to the nature of the problems they face.
This thoroughly modern take on an essential skill for anyone going to sea concentrates on the tackle needed for all types and sizes of boat, explains manual and hydraulic systems for handling anchors, and demonstrates with helpful photos and diagrams safe and efficient anchoring techniques in all conditions – wind, strong tide, shallow water, rocky bottoms and deep bays – all of which require particular techniques that are covered in detail.