Nautical Books: Boaties Are Readers

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11Aluminium BoatbuildingErnest H. Sims120bA practical guide for designers and builders of aluminium boats. The advantages of building in aluminium - the weight savings, inherent strength and minimal maintenance - as well as the limitations in comparison with other materials. The machinery, tools, techniques and skills required are detailed, along with setting-up procedures, painting and dealing with corrosion and repairs to hulls.00
26Boat ElectricsJohn Watney160bThe basic requirement is knowing how to maintain the electrics to minimise emergencies, but we must also know how to deal with them when they arise. As often as not, the repair is simple - if you know how to cope. All the principal boat electrical systems are described.00
44Boat Strength, The Elements ofDave Gerr352bAcclaimed 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. An in-depth, plain-English discussion on boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction.00
37Cruising Rigs and RiggingRoss Norgrove322bHow to choose the best rig for a particular vessel. Details of spar construction, sail arrangement, standing and running rigging and fittings of all kinds, all the way down to installing radio antennas and lightning rods where they won't interfere with rigging. The nuts and bolts are all here.00
5Finely Fitted Yacht, The; Volumes I and IIFerenc Mate605bHow to enhance the usefulness, safety and beauty of your boat. An addendum to the highly successful 'From a Bare Hull', it contains over 200 projects that will enrich the beauty and usefulness of any yacht. The author discusses the required tools and treatment of needed materials, analysing in detail the purpose of each undertaking.00
21From a Bare HullFerenc Mate443bThe first edition sold in over 100,000 copies, has become the reference for home builders and some professionals. This revised edition contains much new content, new specs for the best sailboats available for home completion. Every 'how to' aspect of fiberglass boat building.00
20Gougeon Brothers on Boat ConstructionGougeon Borthers297bWood & WEST System (TM Gougeon Brothers) materials applied in boatbuilding. Detailed review of all steps, tools and techniques. An encyclopedia of boatbuilding in wood using epoxy.00
34Illustrated Dictionary of Nautical Terms, TheGraham Blackburn349bAn illustrated reference to nautical terms with more than 2500 alphabetical entries, often cross-referenced. Includes names, terms, parts, and expressions of and relating to the sea and the vessels that sail it.00
38KayakCraftTed Moores177bKayakCraft is the culmination of years of teaching, boatbuilding, and writing experience. The building process of the popular Steve Killing design Endevour 17. The lines and offsets to build Endevour, plus 3 other strip-built kayaks. The tips and techniques. Ensure that a first-time boatbuilder can create a boat with truly professional results.00
9Metal BoatsBruce Roberts-Goodson208bIf you have an interest in boatbuilding, sail or power, in steel, aluminium or copper-nickel, you will find the information you are looking for in this book.00
25Metal Corrosion in BoatsNigel Warren224bCorrosion is a very real threat to safety at sea that can cause instant catastrophe. This book covers the many metals used inc construction and fittings on smaller boats, different types of corrosion and the behaviour of these metals in various combinations and corrosive conditions. The prevention of metal corrosion in hulls, engines, rigging and fittings is described.00
40Nautical Terms, The Facts on File Dictionary ofThompson Lenfestey541bThe sea embraces a wide variety of disciplines each with its own unique assortment of terms and usages. These terms differ not only from vessel to vessel, whether iron or fiberglass, sail or diesel, but between the trades in which they sail. A wealth of information, much of which is not easily found even in professional publications.00
36Ocean Sailing Yacht, TheDonald M. Street, Jr.703bA truly encyclopedic work. Anyone interested in boats and the sea would profit by reading it - and keeping it aboard. It should be required reading for anyone contemplating either the purchase or outfitting of such craft, before venturing offshore. - Carleton Mitchell00
33Propeller HandbookDave Gerr152bThe Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing and Understanding Boat Propellers - Why won't your engine reach top rated RPMs? - Why is your propeller shaft vibrating? - Why doesn't your boat reach claimed speed? - Will changed propeller pitch be better? - Is a square wheel pitch best? - Is a folding prop best for your purposes? Should you choose a two-, three-, or four-bladed propeller?00
39SailsJeremy Howard-Williams409bThe book examines the use and care of sails from almost every aspect which could be required by owners, crews, helmsmen and amateur or professional sailmakers alike, including discussionon the influence and effects of the IOR on sails.00
2Steel AwayLeCain W. Smith, Sheilla Moir431bA guidebook to the world of steel sailboats. Includes a directory of designers and builders working in steel.00
15Strip Built Sea Kayak, TheNick Schade202bStrip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small boat. The author presents the step-by-step building process of building a strip-built kayak, together with the complete plans and measurements for three beautiful kayaks.00
27Wiring Manual, Boatowner'sCharles Wing312bA user friendly, practical manual for all onboard elecrical projects - from fixing loose connections to rewiring the entire boat. Simple, clear and abundantly illustrated, it is the keyto understanding and customising all aspects of a boat's electrical systems.00
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