In clear, jargon-free English The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines explains how a diesel engine works, and how to look after it, taking into account developments in engine technology. Includes helpful tables and troubleshooting checklists.
Mel Bartlett learned to sail as a child on the Thames, and then followed a varied career that included serving with the Royal Navy, working as a yacht skipper at the Island Cruising Club, running an engineering business in Cornwall, and ten years as Technical Editor of Motor Boat and Yachting.
This edition has been thoroughly updated and illustrated with
full-colour photographs and diagrams. * All at Sea *
Explains fuel, air, cooling, oil, electrical, propeller, transmission and control systems in short, jargon-free paragraphs. * Yachting Monthly *
'It is loaded with 'things to do' and good advice, and has an extremely useful fault-finding chapter. This book is small, yet comprehensive- and it could be a big cost saver for the Diesel owner.' * Sailing Magazine (April 2011) *
'The book is fashioned in an eye-pleasing way with colour photographs to guide you through the process...This is a good primer for any skipper.' * Sailor Magazine (March 2011) *
'Whilst intended for yacht owners it could nonetheless prove of value and interest to fishermen and a very good introduction to diesel engines for anyone with an interest in them.' * Fishing News (May 2011) *