Book of the Week- DIY guide to replacing your boat's engine
by Sail-World Cruising on 15 Nov 2011
There's nothing worse than instruction manuals which read as though they were written badly in another language and then translated by a someone who doesn't understand the subject.
Replacing your Boat’s Engine - by Mike Weston SW
If this frustrates you too, then you'll relate to this book. It is a practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's engine, aimed at the DIY boat repairer or builder who wants less theory, and more instructive hand-holding detail.
The first in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Engine fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer.
It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Mike Westin does.
This is a visual, hand-holding guide, dwelling on the practical details of replacing a boat's engine and related systems as it explains each procedure rather than focussing on the theory (which is relegated to an appendix, for those who wish to go further).
Anyone who wishes to upgrade their boat's engine or replace an ailing or broken engine will find this step-by-step illustrated book a hand-holding godsend.
The book is available at your local marine book store, or online on many sites.
About Mike Westin:
Mike is a marine journalist and in his spare time a DIY boat repairer. He has owned and worked on a variety of boats, both power and sail, so is fully in tune with what boat builders and repairers need to know when taking on projects of this nature.
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