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eBook Refrigeration for Pleasureboats: Installation, Maintenance and Repair ePub

by Nigel Calder

  • ISBN: 0071579982
  • Category: Transportation
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Nigel Calder
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1712 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1583 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 807

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With Calder's maintenance and troubleshooting tips, you'll be able to keep it running for years to come and keep those ice cubes tinkling in that frosted glass. Format Hardback 192 pages.

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Refrigeration for Pleasureboats explains how the cruising sailor can acquire the amenities-even the necessities-of an efficient onboard refrigeration system

Refrigeration for Pleasureboats explains how the cruising sailor can acquire the amenities-even the necessities-of an efficient onboard refrigeration system. Whether you're off for two days or two years, you must balance the highest possible cooling capacity with the lowest possible energy consumption.

Praise for this boating classic: The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject . Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems. Perform routine and annual maintenance. Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine. Sailing World Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat. Motor Boat & Yachting Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years.

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book by Stephen F. Pollard. Not for Dummies, But Very Good Anyway. com User, February 5, 2010. This book is a little on the technical side and is overdue for a revision, plus a good bit of the material covered is also covered in Mr. Calder's Mechanical & Electrical Manual, but not all of it. We get more detail here. If you want to become one with your refrigeration unit, this is the book for you.

DEDICATION To Pippin and Paul: May this book hasten the day when you take over the maintenance of the boat.

You've just spent a day on the water under a sweltering sun. You sit back, enjoying the seclusion of a remote anchorage, lulled by the rattle of ice in your cold drink. A pretty picture, but a rare one aboard cruising boats.

A house is never without its utility umbrella, but when you pull your boat's shore-power plug you're on your own. Even good refrigeration systems use a lot of energy. And bad ones? Erase those ice cubes from your tropical fantasy.

Refrigeration for Pleasureboats explains how the cruising sailor can acquire the amenities--even the necessities--of an efficient onboard refrigeration system. Whether you're off for two days or two years, you must balance the highest possible cooling capacity with the lowest possible energy consumption. Calder explains clearly and logically how and why refrigeration components work, how to keep them working efficiently and economically, and what to look for when something goes wrong.

Boat refrigeration systems are phenomenally expensive. A modest refrigerator/freezer system, professionally built and installed, can cost more than $4,000. Yet these units can still have unpleasant side effects--such as killing the boat's batteries. Refrigeration for Pleasureboats provides all the step-by-step information an amateur needs to design and build a custom refrigeration unit that will cost far less than half the price of an off-the-shelf unit and will likely run better with far less drain on the batteries. With Calder's maintenance and troubleshooting tips, you'll be able to keep it running for years to come and keep those ice cubes tinkling in that frosted glass.

Comments

Mushicage Mushicage
There is a lot of good stuff in here on boat refrigeration, but it is rather dated. There is a 2 page update from 1994 on R134a, with a new table of properties and the note that you will have to convert all the calculations from R12 to R134a. It doesn't discuss any of the new insulation options such as vacuum panels or aerogel. It focuses heavily on pumped, water-cooled systems and secondarily on air-cooled systems. It doesn't discuss keel coolers or other more recent developments.

Having said that, all the description of refrigeration cycles, operating, tuning, etc., is still valid and well done. There is probably more detail in here than needed for most people. A lot of the focus is on building your own system and choosing and sizing components. Not as applicable if you are using one of the many "kit" systems such as Frigoboat, Isotherm, Technautics, etc. Kollman marine keeps his information more up to date and it may be more valuable if you are looking into systems such as these.

If you are looking to build-your-own, then this will help, but you will still want to supplement your knowledge with any developments made in the last 20 years.
Drelahuginn Drelahuginn
Bought it because my husband needed it to help decided what to do about our bulit to last but 25 year old refrigeration system. He says it is a great book but aalso surrisingly delightful just as a great read. This Calder guy has personality to spare.Refrigeration for Pleasure Boats: Installation, Maintenance and Repair
Mbon Mbon
Read as part of research for building d.c. powered refrigerator for renewable energy powered household. Combined some of Calder's advice with that of another author with some opposing views and built an efficient and durable fridge/freezer unit for home use.
Sharpbinder Sharpbinder
This author is very thoughtful! He actually tries to talk you out of over-building and wasting money! He explains why having too large a freezer doesn't make sense. I will carefully follow all his instructions in building a fridge/freezer for our boat!
Error parents Error parents
Excellent in all aspects, I got tired of waiting for tecnicians that never arrived. One day after 4 years I decided to get my sailboat's refrigeration back and running, Purchased the book, instruments, and all paraphernalia associated with it, including a Ritchie Vacuum pump from EBay as well as an electronic gas snifer or leak detector. We bought all this among 4 sailboat owners and never again had to call on service. The book is invaluable. And think of the bundle saved plus we don't depend on anyone to resolve our problems.

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MARK BEN FORD MARK BEN FORD
Mr. Calder's book is OK for those who are just starting to consider their refrigeration needs. However, there are a lot of new developments in marine refrigeration, and no good guide to walk us through it. I wish I had browsed a copy of this book in a library since I won't be using it for long term.
September September
This book is technical, and without any previous HVAC knowledge, it'll take some review work to put the pieces together. That being said, it will get you from total ignorance to ability to design, order parts for, and build your own onboard refrigiration unit or freezer. This does need revision, as R12 refrigerant has gone by the wayside, and newer products are now used. The components and design elements however, remain unchanged.

If you want to design and build the perfect onboard unit, I'd say you have to have this book.
Well written, shame not better diagrams, especially colour. A lot of repetition from Nigel's bible Boat Owners Mechanical & Electrical Manual