This page has some recommended marine diesel books, and lists some hands-on training in marine diesel engines, as well as electrical systems, offered for recreational boaters in the greater Seattle area.
By Charlie Wing. Great for anyone, but especially beginners; you can’t hope to fix it if you don’t even know how it works. A great place to start. Available in book or electronic format.
Or "Marine Diesel Engines", or any other book or article by Nigel Calder. In-depth information; you're not likely to read cover-to-cover, but great reference when you need it.
Available in book or electronic format.
By Peter Compton. A good reference. Available in book or electronic format.
Support local businesses by buying these books at a neighborhood store or online from Anacortes https://www.waggonerguidebooks.com/waggoner-reference.html
Hands on seminars in Marine Diesel Engines at the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Marine Diesel Engine classes are part of the Recreational Boater Continuing Education series at Seattle Maritime Academy.
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