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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 *
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 *
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 *
Mechanical & Electrical Manual
Mechanical & Electrical Manual
One of the most comprehensive and indispensable DIY and repair and maintenance manuals for boat owners ever published. Covers electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, winches, spars and...
£45.00 *
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 *
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 *
Kids Book on Boatbuilding
Kids Book on Boatbuilding
As a kid, Will Ansel would spend hours rowing the creeks around Annapolis, Maryland. From his boat he could look down on the wrecks of Chesapeake skipjacks, and watch the turtles sun themselves on deckbeams and the tops of centerboard...
£5.95 *
Maintenance & Repair for Outboard Motors
Maintenance & Repair for Outboard Motors
With technical and detailed step-by-step colour photographs and diagrams, the book enables owner to fix their diesel engine. Knowledgeable and clear explanations from Jean
£24.99 *
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