Diesel Engine Handbook – Book

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Title: Diesel Engine Handbook
Author: Andrew Simpson
Publisher: The Royal Yachting Association
Date Published: 2006
Pages: 94
Price: NZ$32.87 (Book Depository)
Extras: DVD included

The official course book for the RYA One-Day Diesel Engine Course.
A reference guide to understand and maintain your marine diesel engine.

How the Diesel Engine Works
Fuel
Air System
Engine Cooling
Electrical System
Lubrication
Transmission
Engine Controls
Starting and Stopping your engine
Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
Maintenance
How to do it
Emergency Procedures

Flood Tide – Book

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Title: Flood Tide
Author: Heather Heberley
Publisher: Cape Catley
Date Published: 1997
Pages: 260
Price: NZ$19.47 (Fishpond.co.nz)

A sequel to the autobiography Weather Permitting by Heather Heberley. Heather talks in more detail about her family and their adventures living off the land and the sea. She goes into the history of her husband’s family and the relationship with Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island, New Zealand

DIY Wind turbine Gwindoline

I was watching this video by Teresa Carey on their sailing trip from the Florida to the Bahamas on SV Daphne. Teresa mentioned about how they managed using 130W solar panel to recharge their technology onboard.

I then read in the comments section about how to generate more power and so followed the trail to the suggested video added below. Very clever it you are able.