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.
Updated for this edition with colour photos and helpful diagrams, there is even a photo sequence showing the vital first aid needed to save the life of an outboard that has been dropped overboard! Covering both 2 and 4 stroke engines, the book explains how even the most sophisticated of modern outboards use simple processes to convert fuel to power, and then looks at each of the subsystems that allow those processes to take place:
the fuel system
the ignition system
cooling and lubrication
the electrical system
transmission and controls
Tim Bartlett began sailing as a child on the Thames near his parents’ home. After teaching sailing in commercial sailing schools he became a full time yacht skipper at the Island Cruising Club. After five years running his own engineering company in Cornwall he became technical editor of Motor Boat & Yachting. Tim Bartlett has written several nautical books including the bestselling The Adlard Coles Book of Navigation and The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines.