Online Book: Engines For Cruising Boats

Matt, AAC Engineering Correspondent, starts this Online Book with an in-depth look at what makes an efficient powertrain and how we can benefit from future developments.

Matt, AAC Engineering Correspondent, starts this Online Book with an in-depth look at what makes an efficient powertrain and how we can benefit from future developments.

John then shares his experience gained in three re-powers and twenty years of cruising the Arctic, where a reliable engine is literally a lifesaver, including a step-by-step account (with many photographs) of the latest and highly successful repower of Morgan’s Cloud.

If you own a boat with an engine—auxiliary sail or power—you will benefit from reading this, even if you only use the knowledge to better manage your existing engine and, into the bargain, make it last longer and break down less often.

So far in this Online Book we have learned about the fundamentals of engine and propeller efficiency and, in the last chapter, we looked at a way to make our existing engines a bit more efficient. In this chapter Matt explains a much better way to get the very most out of every drop of diesel fuel.

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