The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers, and Owners


Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071703217
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction. Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel. What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: Propeller Handbook "By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing "The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical Sailor Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat "Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal The Nature of Boats "If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--Sailing Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat

The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers, and Owners


Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070231597
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction. Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel. What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: Propeller Handbook "By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing "The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical Sailor Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat "Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal The Nature of Boats "If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--Sailing Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat

Principles of Yacht Design


Author: Rolf Eliasson,Lars Larsson,Michal Orych
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905555
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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Principles of Yacht Design has established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners as well as the boatbuilding industry as a whole. The fourth edition is completely revised and expanded and follows the design from scratch of a completely new yacht including all new computer-generated explanatory illustrations. As such, it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design. The authors have used a newly designed 41 foot performance cruiser to demonstrate the practical application of yacht design theory. Beginning with the yacht's specifications, the authors examine the vital topics of aero and hydrodynamics and conclude with practical matters such as the layout of the cockpit, deck and cabin, and provide a complete weight calculation for the boat. 'This book is deeply fascinating . . . a must.' Classic Boat 'The standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole.' Yachting Life (May 2007) 'A definitive work on yacht design.' Cruising

Elements of Yacht Design


Author: Norman L. Skene
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3846017892
Category:
Page: 106
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1904.

Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook

How to Design, Install, and Recognize Proper Systems in Boats
Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643346
Category: Reference
Page: 320
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The First Ever Guide for Optimizing Boat Systems This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Writing for designers, builders, owners, buyers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and commercial vessels, Dave Gerr provides design and installation guidance for each major mechanical system plus pragmatic guidelines and real-world interpretations of American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and European standards. No marine professional or serious boater should be without Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook. "Dave Gerr has a knack for breaking down the more esoteric concepts of naval architecture into language that’s easily understood by the layman, which is one of the reasons why his writing often appears in the pages of SAIL. Another reason is his deep practical knowledge of the intricacies and subtleties of boat construction and systems, and the way they relate to each other. The subhead of Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook says it all--'how to design, install and recognize proper systems in boats.' Light reading this isn’t, but if you’re about to refit your boat or upgrade outdated systems, perhaps with some serious voyaging in mind, this book is a worthwhile investment. This is a unisex book, for both powerboaters and sailors; there’s no mention of sailing rigs, but every other conceivable system is covered more or less exhaustively." --PETER NIELSEN, SAIL, November 2009 Praise for Dave Gerr's previous books: The Elements of Boat Strength: “Certain books, because of their thoroughness, tend to become industry standards; such is the case with The Elements of Boat Strength.” --Ocean Navigator Propeller Handbook: “The best layman's guide we've ever read.” --Practical Sailor “Gerr made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use.” --WoodenBoat The Nature of Boats: “Offers, in a disarmingly charming fashion, a look at all aspects of what makes a boat work. If you are not nautically obsessed prior to reading this book, you most certainly will be afterward.” --Sailing

How to Build a Wooden Boat


Author: David C. McIntosh,Samuel F. Manning
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 9780937822104
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 255
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Covers molds, the ballast, keel, floor timbers, the planking process, ceilings, deck framing, hatches, bulkheads, spars, and the rudder and discusses useful tools

Understanding Boat Design


Author: Edward S. Brewer,Ted Brewer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070076945
Category: Architecture
Page: 160
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For new boating enthusiasts--even if they've been at it awhile--there are scores of burning questions. If one boat has a round bottom and another's is veed, what difference does it make in the way they perform? What are the advantages of a cutter rig over a sloop? Why does one sailor swear by a full keel, while others won't have anything but a fin keel? Why does one powerboat have more flare in its topsides than another? And what is flare? Why do some hull shapes look "right"? How big an engine and propeller will it take to move that powerboat? What elements make a boat safe, or comfortable? Understanding Boat Design has been the place to look for quick, uncomplicated answers since 1971. Founder of the Yacht Design Institute, a highly respected designer for more than 30 years, and a frequent contributor to SAIL, Cruising World, and other magazines, Ted Brewer has again revised his classic primer. This new volume has been greatly expanded and contains information on many aspects of design that were not even thought of twenty years ago. Understanding Boat Design has eased tens of thousands of readers into the complex world of small-craft design. It is the ideal introduction for backyard boatbuilders, students of boat design, or someone looking to buy a first boat. "This tight little book should be required reading."--Soundings "A natural for those embarking on a first purchase, or the amateur builder."--Sailing "One of the cleanest and clearest expositions on the elements of yacht design ever published . . . by a naval architect who knows what he is talking about."--WoodenBoat

Aluminium Boatbuilding


Author: Ernest Sims
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091137
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 127
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With aluminum increasing in popularity as a boatbuilding material, Sims offers this authoritative guide to designing and building aluminum alloy boats. Advantages of aluminum are discussed, as well as other aspects, including the machinery, tools, techniques, and skills needed. Sims also explains setting-up procedures, painting, and dealing with corrosion and repair.

Building a Fiberglass Boat


Author: Arthur Edmunds
Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781892216168
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 206
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Arthur Edmunds is one of the country's top naval architects and his knowledge of the boat building industry has never been more apparent than in this book. Art has written this book so the reader, unfamiliar with the construction process, will understand every aspect of the process. But this is not a beginner's-only boat building book. Advanced craftsmen and top professionals have equally as much to learn from Art's years of experience. Art takes the reader from the first step of Building a Fiberglass Boat to the last step, in a manner that will certainly inspire all who ever pondered the notion. He expertly explains why a competent craftsman would want to undertake the seemingly overwhelming task of building his own boat. Art has described the two most popular sizes and styles of boats as examples for the project; a twenty-five-foot open boat and a thirty-three-foot cruising boat. Sail is also explained. By referring to these example boats, the reader can envision a boat of any size, limited only by the imagination. Everyone can learn from this book. If you have a boat just waiting to be built, you will now have the knowledge. If you never plan to build a boat, you will understand the entire process, making the Buying Experience far less confusing. There are no Trade Secrets, only knowledge not yet learned. Illustrated.

Boatbuilding with Aluminum

A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Small Shop
Author: Stephen Pollard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071443185
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Make your boat dreams come true with aluminum Aluminum is the ideal boatbuilding material--light, economical, maintenance-free, and easy to work with. This second edition offers you everything you need to know about working with this material, from welding to fitting out and painting.

The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction

Wood and WEST System Materials
Author: Meade Gougeon,Joe Gougeon,Jan Gougeon
Publisher: Gougeon Brothers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 297
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En svært omfattende og grunnleggende bok om hvordan man bygger båter i tre. Rikt illustrert med svart-hvitt og fargefotos. Engelsk tekst, 297 s. Inn- bundet.

Propeller Handbook, Second Edition: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers


Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071839587
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers—a first of its kind reference—fully revised and updated Propeller Handbook, Second Edition demystifies the operation, behavior and selection of propellers and provides practical and detailed advice in readable, easy-to-understand language. The book will enable readers to size and select the correct propeller for their boat or for boats they may be working on. Solutions to propeller problems, installation considerations, propeller shafting, number of blades and blade area, boat speed and powering calculations and considerations, and much more are discussed in detail. In the twenty-seven years since the publication of the first edition, Propeller Handbook, has become a cornerstone resource that marine-industry professionals rely on. All material from the previous edition is completely rewritten to reflect the author’s additional 27-years of experience in boat design and propeller selection since the first edition was introduced. Significant changes in the emphasis placed on factors such as blade area and propeller and engine matching, underlie the revised propeller-selection approach. Plus, the entire book has been updated to fully include metric and English units.

Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships

A Veteran Designer's Approach to Conceptual Vessel Design for the Layman and the Beginning Professional
Author: Cyrus Hamlin
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780870336218
Category: Transportation
Page: 294
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Intended for people who are not boat designers, this book describes how to bring a dream boat into being. Written by an experienced naval architect, it prepares intelligent amateurs create conceptual vessel designs ready for a naval architects finishing touches. Included are the basic rationales and data needed to undertake a designing project, presented in a style that successfully bridges the gap between technical approach of naval architecture and the simplification of consumer magazine articles. This volume covers a variety of watercraft, so it can be equally useful if youre envisioning a cruising yacht or a sixty-foot fishing boat.

The Nature of Boats

Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed
Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070242333
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
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Boat noodling. Boat lovers suffer universally from this benign affliction. In its mildest form, boat noodling is nothing more than wondering why that sloop in the next slip is faster than yours. In a more significant manifestation it could mean serious daydreaming--drifting off for extended periods, sketching design ideas on the back of an envelope. Chances are, if you've picked up this book just to see what's in it, you're beyond help. Naval architect Dave Gerr offers the perfect antidote, a browser's reference to understanding how boats tick: all you've ever wanted to know about boats--power and sail, racer and cruiser; dinghy and motoryacht. In the clear, friendly, nontechnical style that has made his column for Offshore magazine so enduring and popular, Gerr explains everything from how thick a hull should be to why one sailboat tips less than another, from choosing an engine to designing a rig for your trawler yacht, from building a dinghy to simple rules of thumb for dozens of design quandaries. Gerr writes for the boat noodler in all of us--those seriously interested in learning and dreaming about all types of watercraft. There is no better way to become a better sailor, equipped to handle any contingency. And there's no better place to start than right here.

Wooden Ship-Building


Author: Charles Desmond
Publisher: Vestal Press
ISBN: 1461694272
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
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First published in 1919, this reprint helps you relive the glory days of sailing.

The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding

From Lofting to Launching
Author: Reuel B. Parker
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 9780937822890
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Reuel B. Parker was born in Denver and grew up in Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Much of his childhood was spent on the south shore of Long Island (Bay Shore), where he learned about boats, boat building and boating. He built many models as a child, and began building and restoring full size boats around age 12.

The Boat Data Book

The Owners' and Professionals' Bible
Author: Ian Nicolson,Richard Nicolson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472907973
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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A treasure trove of valuable information for designers, surveyors, builders, chandlers and anyone maintaining their own boat. This seventh edition contains a vast range of data on lengths, widths, strengths, anchors, cleat sizes and much more.

Surveying Yachts and Small Craft


Author: Paul Stevens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408146223
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook will prove a godsend to small craft owners who want to check out defects on their own boats or on boats they are planning to buy, as well as practicing surveyors and surveying students. Featuring surveying bodies, equipment required, assessing defects (including moisture-related defects, and the use of moisture meters) and their severity, the book guides the reader through conducting a thorough inspection, from keel to topsides, coachroof, stern gear, rigging and much more. The highly practical approach of this book will be invaluable to students of surveying, qualified surveyors and yacht and boat owners everywhere.

Fiberglass Boats


Author: Hugo Du Plessis
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Since its first edition in 1964, owners and professionals have relied upon this classic reference to understand the many facets of fiberglass boat construction. Now completely updated, it is an invaluable, nontechnical resource for expert information on the principles of fiberglass construction, as well as sound practice. Author Hugo du Plessis focuses on the kind of boats that dominate the used market, examining fiberglass's durability, weaknesses, effects of use, and the latest research into causes of blistering--or osmosis. His advice will help owners extend the life of their fiberglass boats and prevent would-be owners from purchasing craft that are soon to fail.