The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors, previously known as The RYA Book of Outboard Motors, is aimed at boatowners, rather than experienced mechanics.
Covering both 2 and 4 stroke engines, it explains how even the most
sophisticated of modern outboards use simple processes to convert fuel
to power, and then looks at each of the sub-systems that allow those
processes to take place: the fuel system
the ignition system
cooling and lubrication
the electrical system
transmission and controls.
The book includes sections on routine maintenance and fault finding,
and even has a photo sequence showing the vital first aid required to
save the life of an outboard engine that has been dropped overboard! It
will be a boon to anyone who puts to sea with an outboard engine.
'Explains in clear, jargon-free English how an outboard works and how to look after it' Kelvin Hughes
'An excellent book, well thought out and well written' Motorboats Monthly