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

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

Propeller Handbook

The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers
Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 152
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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.

The Woodenboat


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boatbuilding
Page: N.A
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International Marine Engineering


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine engineering
Page: N.A
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Rumpf- und Decksreparaturen


Author: Don Casey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783667103963
Category:
Page: 136
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Ship & Boat International


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Shipbuilding
Page: N.A
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Marine Engineers Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine engineering
Page: N.A
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National Fisherman


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fisheries
Page: N.A
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Der Kompass

eine Erfindung verändert die Welt
Author: Amir D. Aczel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783498000561
Category:
Page: 174
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Segeln für Dummies


Author: J. J. Isler,Peter Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527702862
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 410
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Segeln gehört zu den schönsten Vergnügen im Urlaub am Meer. Wieso also nicht mitmachem beim Wasserspaß und selbst einmal im Boot über die Wogen flitzen? Bleiben Sie keine Landratte und lernen Sie, dass aufschießen, wenden und halsen keine mittelalterlichen Foltermethoden sind! Das Autoren- und Ehepaar JJ. und Peter Isler erklärt Ihnen humorvoll und kompetent die wichtigen Grundbegriffe des Segelns, zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Techniken sich vom Wind treiben zu lassen und gibt Ihnen viele Tipps und Tricks rund um's Boot. Also rein in den Südwester und lassen Sie sich den Wind um die Nase wehen!

Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering International


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine engineering
Page: N.A
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Reeds Skippers Handbuch


Author: Malcolm Pearson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783613508088
Category:
Page: 204
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Die sonderbare letzte Reise des Donald Crowhurst


Author: Ron Hall,Nicholas Tomalin
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492953239
Category: Travel
Page: 400
View: 7895
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Ein Klassiker über ein zeitlos spannendes Abenteurerschicksal Im Juli 1969 wird mitten im Atlantik eine Jacht entdeckt – die Segel sind gesetzt, aber der Trimaran ist leer. Nur die Log- und Tagebücher befinden sich noch an Bord und offenbaren ein dunkles Geheimnis. Ihr Verfasser Donald Crowhurst war acht Monate zuvor aufgebrochen, um im Wettstreit mit namhaften Seglern wie Robin Knox-Johnston und Bernard Moitessier als schnellster Solosegler nonstop die Welt zu umrunden. Was damals kaum jemand wusste: Crowhurst verfügte weder über Hochseeerfahrung noch über ein seetaugliches Boot. Doch warum war der Unternehmer und Familienvater dennoch bei dem Rennen, das die Sunday Times mit einem Preisgeld von 5000 Pfund ausgelost hatte, angetreten? Und was ist an Bord geschehen, dass er für immer verschollen blieb? Einfühlsam arbeiten die Autoren anhand der letzten Aufzeichnungen die Vorgeschichte und sonderbaren Abläufe auf See auf. Sie berichten von menschlichem Streben und Versagen. Erzählen eine Geschichte über Heldentum, in der kein Held vorkommt. Und zeichnen das Porträt eines bemerkenswerten Mannes, der am Ende keinen Ausweg mehr sah. »Crowhursts Geschichte ist dramatischer als alle anderen, geheimnisvoller und dunkler als ›All is lost‹.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin »Eine der außergewöhnlichsten Seefahrtgeschichten, die je veröffnetlicht wurde.« The Washington Post »Ein Meisterstück.« The New Yorker »Eines der packendsten Lesestücke über das Segeln überhaupt.« FAZ

Leuchttürme der Welt


Author: Marie-Haude Arzur,Marcus Würmli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783892255970
Category:
Page: 239
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Derivate und Interne Modelle

Modernes Risikomanagement
Author: Hans-Peter Deutsch,Mark W. Beinker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791033129
Category:
Page: 715
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Fast Ferry International


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boats and boating
Page: N.A
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Fairplay International Shipping Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Shipping
Page: N.A
View: 1821
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