The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion: A Complete Reference for Boatowners and Marine Professionals (Paperback)

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"The best explanation that I have seen of corrosion on boats."--Nigel Calder, author of Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

"A powerful weapon in the war against metal deterioration."--Cruising World

Corrosion is a constant, often expensive, and sometimes dangerous problem for boaters. Moisture, salt, electrical currents, and chemicals create a potent combination that can attack the metallic (and sometimes nonmetallic) parts of your boat. Everett Collier, an expert in marine technology, details all the types of corrosion--including simple galvanic, electrochemical, and electrolytic--and explains how to identify, combat, and prevent them. The most comprehensive book on this subject, The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion shows you how to:

  • Prevent corrosion with proper grounding, cathodic protection, protective coatings, and careful selection and matching of metal parts
  • Protect your boat's hull, deck gear, masts, and rigging, as well as its propulsion, electrical, plumbing, and steering systems
  • Recognize and cure developing corrosion before it can damage your boat

About the Author


Everett Collier is an electrical engineer, avid boater, and amateur boatbuilder. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Boat & Yacht Council.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780071475440
ISBN-10: 0071475443
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Publication Date: July 12th, 2006
Pages: 320
Language: English