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Youve 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 boats shore-power plug youre 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 youre 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 boats 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 Calders maintenance and troubleshooting tips, youll be able to keep it running for years to come and keep those ice cubes tinkling in that frosted glass.
""Peat grapples with these amazingly recondite notions and succeeds brilliantly in making them clear." --Publishers Weekly"
The Gilbern motorcar was the only motorcar to ever be produced in Wales and made use of the iconic Welsh Dragon for a badge. Over the short period of 1959 to1973 it evolved through several changes of ownership from a basic enthusiast's sporty coupe in to a gentleman's sporting tourer. Some of the manufacturer's models included the Gilbern GT, Golbern Genie and Gilbern Invader - all are featured here. With a wealth of fascinating illustrations, Michael Burgess charts the story of this remarkable company and is an essential read for anybody with an interest in the history of British car manufacturers.
Hatchback (3-door) & Sportback (5-door) with 1.6 litre (1599cc), 1.9 litre (1896cc) & 2.0 litre (1968cc) Turbo-Diesel engines. Does NOT cover petrol models, Quattro or Cabriolet Does NOT cover new Audi A3 range introduced September 2012
The aim of this manual is to help readers get the best from their vehicle. It provides information on routine maintenance and servicing and the tasks are described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.
There's no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of motoring in the open air on two wheels. Motorcycles have become ingrained in our culture. To some, they are the ultimate expression of freedom. To others, motorcycles symbolize lawlessness and disrespect for authority. The Little Red Book of Motorcycle Wisdom is packed full of wise, witty, and edgy quotes on motorcycles and the people who ride them. Celebrities, literary giants, and athletes offer pithy and memorable comments on what they ride, where they ride, with whom they ride, how fast they ride-and, most importantly, why they ride. Read musings on bikes from such noteworthy folks as: Hunter S. Thompson Marlon Brando Robert Pirsig Evel Knievel Sonny Barger Ewan McGregor Steve McQueen Leonardo DiCaprio Paul Newman Bob Dylan Hugh Laurie Angelina Jolie T. E. Lawrence And dozens of others! There's a reason why people the world over are passionate about a machine that has been dubbed "the perfect vehicle." This book tells you why.
The Car: The History of the Automobile explores every aspect of the development of the automobile from the fragile engineering of the earliest models to the cutting edge technology of the vehicles of the future. Packed with anecdotes about the best-loved cars of all time and the men and women who created them, The Car also features a fascinating, unique collection of facsimile documents and memorabilia including everything from the most stylish advertising posters ever produced, to historic race event programmes, to road reports on important models and detailed technical drawings of groundbreaking mechanical innovations. The Car is an unmissable treat for every motoring enthusiast.
Portrait of Steam was intended by Eric Treacy to be a selection of his better known photographs, showing the steam locomotive in every kind of setting and mood. Treacy himself described it as an impression rather than a balanced selection. Featuring locations on both the East and West Coast Main Lines and from London north via Leeds and Carlisle to Scotland, this is a wonderfully evocative collection of black and white photographs by one of Britain's most famous railway photographers. This book was originally published in hardback in 2004 by one of Britain's foremost transport publishers and is now available for the first time in paperback. It has been freshly designed but will seek to retain the author's original text and illustrations.
On 4th October 1966 eleven young bus enthusiasts met in Central London to look for ways to develop their shared interest in preserving some old London buses. They couldn't know then that their meeting was the beginning of a volunteer-run organisation which would grow to a membership of around 800 owning a world-class museum. This is the London Bus Museum at Brooklands in Surrey with its unique collection of buses spanning more than a century. This book describes the first 50 years of the London Bus Preservation Group/Trust, including the many years at its Cobham Bus Museum premises, and also shows how the London bus developed from the horse-bus through many stages to today's latest all-electric double-deckers. It's a fascinating journey through time as, indeed, are many of the stories about the vehicles in the London Bus Museum's collection.
Remarkable Road Trips collects over 50 of the most spectacular,
dangerous, and thoroughly memorable road trips from around the world
Entries range from the shortest - the Guoilang Tunnel hewn into the
side of a cliff face in China, to the longest, the Dempster Highway in
desolate stretches of Arctic Canada.
The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways in the north west of England around Merseyside and Manchester. Covered in this guide are: Aire & Calder Navigation, Bridgewater Canal, Calder & Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Lancaster Canal, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal, Peak Forest and Ashton Canals, Rochdale Canal, Sankey Canal and Trent & Mersey Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey (R) maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included - ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for 50 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's - The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.
The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and the River Severn. Covered in this guide are the River Avon; Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line); Droitwich Canals; Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the River Severn; Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal; Stourbridge and Dudley Canals; Stratford-on-Avon Canal; Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal; and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey (R) maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included - ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for 50 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's - The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.
Foreword by Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button. From the magazine synonymous with style comes the ultimate guide to the greatest cars the world has ever seen. With imagery from the world's greatest car photographers, plus British GQ's knowledgeable in-depth reports, the cars in this book represent the pinnacle of driving style and performance. From classics of the 1950s to the very latest machines, featuring sultry Italian supercars, classic British engineering, pure American muscle and much more besides, GQ Drives is an indispensable handbook of automotive excellence.
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