Date: 20 September 2015. A New
Calder's (2015, 4th Edition)
Every live aboard boat I have been on has a well-thumbed copy of Calder's. It
is no joke when folks
refer to it as the boat owner's Bible. Just yesterday while perusing
Amazon for things I did not know I needed, I ran across the latest
Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4the
I can't wait to own it. Because I was not aware the book had been
updated, I wanted to share the good news with others. Thus, today's
My Boatowner's Mechanical and
Electrical Manual is well-thumbed and has notes in it too.
This is definitely the most useful book I own aboard my Seaweed --
besides my charts that is.
In the meantime, to afford the $60
(retail!) price I've listed on Amazon my 3rd edition. I hope someone
will buy it. As soon as that happens I will order my own copy of the
newest 4th Edition of
Calder's Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual.
I hope it will be on sale when I buy the new one.
Even at full price, Calder's is a
bargain. I know from experience that I will save in the long run by
virtue of being able to diagnose and hopefully fix problems that
extraneous (like duplicates of the same book) is important
to maintaining a boat that does not look like a storage facility
for a hoarder.
I listed my Third Edition because
I do not want to have two copies of the same title. Aboard Seaweed,
there's simply not the space for extras. And too, I know for some
folks a 3rd edition will suffice.
Goodness knows I want the newest
version. From reviews, the 4th edition seems to be a step up, with
lots more electrical information. I'm working with upgrading my
electrical (aren't we all?!?) and tweaking the components of
Calder's book should help me do it properly.
Of course I don't anticipate being
able to understand everything immediately. Calder's takes study. The majority of the time mine comes out is when stuff is
going wrong. Then I read, look through the troubleshooting charts,
and figure it all out if possible.
Sometimes I can even fix the
myself. Those are good days.
That's it for today -- just a brief note
suggesting you spend money. In the long run you'll save --
guaranteed. If you could buy through my
link that would be wonderful. That's a hint folks!
Did you know Calder's had a new book out?
Have you already bought it or are you sticking with the 3rd Edition for the
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