" ... Beginning with the tools you need for all aspects of maintenance work, you will find out how to clean and care for your boat, carry out hull and deck repairs and undertake the annual painting and varnishing tasks needed to keep your boat in good condition. Technical sections outline the mechanics of the water and gas systems on board and how to solve problems when things go wrong. Sections on boat electrics and engine mechanics introduce you to rewiring, replacing parts, servicing, testing and troubleshooting on a sailing yacht or powerboat. ..."--Jacket.
The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies 12- and 24-volt DC systems Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, and battery chargers Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, antennas, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers Refrigeration and air-conditioning Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters Spars, rigging, and roller reefing "If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it."—Practical Sailor "A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind."—WoodenBoat "A major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn't be figured out with this book."—Sailing World "The world's best technical reference and troubleshooting book."—Sailing Inland and Offshore "This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn't, and how it could be fixed."—Classic Boat "Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment."—Work Boat World "Calder lives what he writes, . . . [and] what he offers . . . is practical solutions to problems associated with increasingly complex marine systems. . . . [A] bargain for anyone in the construction and repair side of the boat business."—Professional Boatbuilder
This book enables enterprise business leaders - from CEOs to supervisors - to understand what "Continuous Improvement" is, why it is probably the best answer to improved business performance in years, and how to put it to work in the unique environment of a specific organization. The book examines what is at the core of "Continuous Improvement" and delves deeper into the elements and constituents necessary to take an organization to the next level to ensure its continued, long-term existence. It provides guidance to enterprise management and to professionals engaged in the implementation of a "Continuous Improvement" initiative and enables them to structure and manage its implementation successfully. It also provides tools to quickly assess where an enterprise business stands in terms of strategic management and "Continuous Improvement".
10 Inspirational quotes than can improve yourself "Life With Woody" 10 inspirational quotes than can improve yourself It might take a little coffee or probably a few rounds of beer or any other booze you could get your hands on when it comes to relaxing after a hard day's work. Well, yeah I'm guilty about that one as well, unless I'm caught dead wearing a lampshade over my head after a few rounds of vodka... half-naked! Okay, bad example and I apologize to everyone reading this after getting nightmares about me in that state of drunken stupor. Just don't ask how it happened, please.
The Boat Improvement Bible is the most up to date, user friendly and hands-on practical manual for boatowners who wish to improve their sailboat or motorboat. It will equip any boatowner with average DIY skills to improve all aspects of their boat: safety, comfort, facilities, storage and performance on the water. Many of these projects will also help increase a boat's value. Projects include: installing a heating system, installing hot water and a shower, increasing water tank size, making the heads electric, installing air conditioning or better ventilation, setting up solar or wind power charging for the batteries, fitting a generator, adding a gas alarm, installing interior lighting, adding a bathing platform or boarding ladder, plus much, much more. Packed with exploded diagrams, helpful step-by-step photographs and detailed guidance, The Boat Improvement Bible provides a wealth of DIY expertise and advice to enable anyone to improve their yacht or motorboat. With this book to hand, you'll never need to call in the experts!
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
A guide for the boatowner who would have his boat - no matter how modest - maintained and finished to Hinckley standards. It covers: paint and varnish; hull and deck maintenance; mechanical and electrical systems; masts, sails and rigging; and boat improvements and upgrades.
This revised and updated book explores the academics behind managing the complex service environment that is the Emergency Department (ED) by combining applied management science and practical experiences to create a model of how to improve operations. This book offers a presentation of Lean tools used in the ED along with basic and advanced flow principles. It then shows how these concepts are applied and why they work, supported by case studies in which Lean principles were used to transform an underperforming ED into a world-class operation. After reviewing best practices, the authors explain how to achieve excellence by discussing the elements of creating a culture of change.
Quality Improvement A Guide for Integration in Nursing, Second Edition is an integral resource for both nursing students and professionals. Quality improvement is a crucial part of healthcare and one that nurses are charged with implementing daily as they care for patients. This text is completely focused on teaching the importance of QI through patient care and error reduction. It also reinforces the concept that nurses in all positions and healthcare settings must understand how QI works as well as how to integrate it into their daily work to create and maintain a culture of safety. Quality Improvement A Guide for Integration in Nursing, Second Edition can be used broadly across nursing degree programs and professional practice. It outlines the foundation for quality improvement and features new advanced practice content applicable for APNs and DNPs by moving beyond the basics throughout each chapter. In addition, the author will release monthly QI-related content via the Navigate Companion Website to keep up with current trends and literature findings. Key Features: New QI responsibilities section in each chapter will show how to apply QI content for three roles: staff nurse, nurse manager, and advanced practice nurse/DNP Apply CQI section at the end of each chapter includes activities, exemplars, and evolving case studies to encourage further critical thinking Monthly content updates covering the latest quality improvement news and literature "Engaging Students in Quality Improvement" faculty teaching/learning strategies