|From Ocean Navigator #87 |
by Peter Compton For anyone who has ever agonized over an obstinate marine diesel engine, there is now salvation: a comprehensive, step-by-step troubleshooting and maintenance book for the disillusioned diesel owner.
Hundreds of illustrations help guide the reader through the labyrinth of problems to which a diesel might fall prey. The maintenance section is well received since it stresses a useful adage: “The secret to a trouble free engine isn’t knowing how to repair it, but knowing how to maintain it so you don’t have to repair it.”
British author Peter Compton, a former aerospace engineer who turned his attention to cruising 10 years ago, has also created a web site (www.boatdiesel.com) for marine diesel owners interested in information on maintenance and troubleshooting.
International Marine, Camden, Maine; ph: 207-236-4837; 175 pgs.; $21.95.