Sports & Recreation

Yacht Designing and Planning for Yachtsmen, Students and Amateurs

Author: Howard I. Chapelle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

View: 118

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Design

Yacht Designing and Planning

Author: Howard I. Chapelle

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 384

View: 289

This most favored book on the subject includes discussions of contemporary design and materials as they influence the yacht designer's work.
Sports & Recreation

Boatbuilding

Author: Howard Irving Chapelle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

View: 450

Originally published: New York: Norton, 1941.
Transportation

Elements of Yacht Design

Author: Norman L. Skene

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 254

View: 306

Norman L. Skene was one of America's foremost yacht designer. Maynard Bray is a maritime historian.
Sports & Recreation

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

Author: Dave Gerr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 226

"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
Sports & Recreation

The American Fishing Schooners, 1825-1935

Author: Howard Irving Chapelle

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 690

View: 377

An important feature of the book is its illustrated glossary-appendix, which covers items of hull construction and equipment, rigging and gear, colour and carving, and includes notes by the builders and riggers themselves.
Biography & Autobiography

Sunk Without Trace

Author: Paul Gelder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 351

Gripping true stories of yachting disasters by the bestselling author of Total Loss.