Dennis Moore, details the differences between automotive and marine performance components and design.
Topics covered include: The differences between auto and marine engines -- Starters, flywheels, ignition systems, exhaust and cooling -- Parts combinations and recommendations for performance applications
Also included are photo/how-to sequences and instructions on build-up and installation as well as tuning and repair.
Lays out simply and clearly how to achieve a professional finish on wooden or fiberglass boats--everything from varnishing brightwork to cosmetic hull repairs and painting. With a workmanlike attitude, a modicum of handiness--and this book--you can achieve professional results while saving hundreds of dollars in boatyard bills.
The only book to examine the development of early marine engines with a focus on the two-cycle machines popular in the Midwest, New England, and Canada. Covers history of key companies, biographies of inventors, techonology, construction methods, material on collecting and retoring, and a list of about 800 companies throughout the U.S. and Canada that once built marine engines. This is the latest, updated of a classic title first published in 1982. Ongoing response to this book led the author to undertake a four-year project that led to the two-volume Engines Afloat, from Early Days to D-Day, which will be published in the spring of 1999.