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Maintenance Guides

When doing upgrades, repairs or simply annual maintenance on your boat or yacht having the benefit of a manual or guide for anything from marine electronics or engine maintenance to steam bending for wooden boats makes life a lot easier. 

Our library of books and manuals for yacht and motor boat owners has been selected to help you maintain your boat and hardware yourself. Engines are a big part, with guides on diesel and outboard repair and service as well as electrical installation and everything from bilge pumps to an entire bible on boat maintenance.

When doing upgrades, repairs or simply annual maintenance on your boat or yacht having the benefit of a manual or guide for anything from marine electronics or engine maintenance to steam bending... read more »
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Maintenance Guides

When doing upgrades, repairs or simply annual maintenance on your boat or yacht having the benefit of a manual or guide for anything from marine electronics or engine maintenance to steam bending for wooden boats makes life a lot easier. 

Our library of books and manuals for yacht and motor boat owners has been selected to help you maintain your boat and hardware yourself. Engines are a big part, with guides on diesel and outboard repair and service as well as electrical installation and everything from bilge pumps to an entire bible on boat maintenance.

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12v Bible for Boats
12v Bible for Boats
The 12-Volt Bible for Boats provides a clear, non threatening introduction to the 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats to power everything from reading lights to bilge pumps. This second edition has been updated to include...
£14.99 *
Boat Data Book
Boat Data Book
The Boat Data Book is a treasure trove of invaluable information for boat owners, designers, builders, surveyors, chandlers and anyone maintaining their own boat. This sixth edition contains more tables of lengths, widths, weights and...
£24.99 *
Electrics Afloat
Electrics Afloat
This is an electrical book with a difference. Based on one of Practical Boat Owner magazine's most successful series, Alastair Garrod's cutting edge computer generated artwork and clear uncomplicated text succeeds in simplifying an...
£24.99 *
How Boat Things Work
How Boat Things Work
Discover the intricate workings of sailboats and powerboats from ground tackle to propulsion gear - and everything in between! Whether you're a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, "How Boat Things Work" is a resource you can't afford to...
£13.99 *
Simple Boat Maintenance
Simple Boat Maintenance
Colour photo-sequences and clear text show how even an absolute beginner can fix their boat. The book focuses on how you can prevent problems from happening and how to solve them when they do occur (even at sea). Areas Covered: Engine...
£19.99 *
Skippers on Board Diesel Guide
Skippers on Board Diesel Guide
This guide is produced in a lie flat format with reference to various types and sizes of marine diesel engine. Ideal for both yachtsmen and motor-boaters. Topics include: How a diesel engine works How parts interact Do's and Don'ts Fault...
£10.99 *
Skippers Outboard Motor Guide
Skippers Outboard Motor Guide
This convenient lie flat, water and oil resistant format is a perfect guide to all types of outboard motors. There is plenty of advice on how an engine works, how parts interact, advice on fault finding and troubleshooting. Illustrated...
£10.99 *
Book of Outboard Motors
Book of Outboard Motors
Aimed at boat owners rather than experienced mechanics, The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors is a boon to anyone who puts to sea with an outboard engine. Covering both two and four stroke engines, the book explains how even the most...
£14.99 *
Building Small Boats
Building Small Boats
This is probably the best book for Carvel and traditional lapstrake (clinker) boatbuilding for under 25-footers; taking you through the process in a simple, user-friendly way.
£21.50 *
Clinker Boatbuilding
Clinker Boatbuilding
This book describes clinker and cold-moulded construction methods for sailing, rowing or powered boats up to 20 feet in length.
£19.95 *
Gougeon Brothers Boat Construction
Gougeon Brothers Boat Construction
The definitive work on wood/epoxy boat construction using WEST System epoxy. Large format and well illustrated, the whole boatbuilding process is discussed: from plans to lofting, hot and cold molding, strip planking, hard chine, decks,...
£36.31 *
GPS Afloat
GPS Afloat
A thoroughly modern and up-to-date text that runs through all the basics of GPS, navigational applications, technical pitfalls and the recommended techniques to use.
£14.99 *
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