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  • Basic Ship Theory : Hydrostatics and Strength  5.50
    Basic Ship Theory : Hydrostatics and Strength
    by K. J. Rawson, E. C. Tupper The first of two volumes that have become the standard introductory text for undergraduate students of naval architecture, first published in 1968 and most recently revised in 1989. Volume one covers the basic geometry, measurement, safety, structural strength, stability, and the all important floatability. (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 3551)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now
  • Boat Data Book by Ian Nicolson  2.67
    Boat Data Book by Ian Nicolson
    This third edition has been expanded to include more tables and new data on the latest developments involving anchors, masts, propellers, winches and the like. As before, Nicolson has packed a tremendous amount of detailed information into dozens of easy-to-use tables and graphs, accompanied by clear illustrations and concise, explanatory text. (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 2924)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now
  • Boats With an Open Mind  10.00
    75 Unconventional Designs and Concepts by Philip C. Bolger Innovative designs include a planning microtrawler; a glass-galleried, beachable birdwatching boat; a fully enclosed ocean-cruising rowboat; cruising sailboats that take the ground at low tide; power, sail, and rowing boats from 6 to 60 feet. (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 2587)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now
  • From My Old Boat Shop  0
    One-Lung Engines, Fantail Launches, & Other Marine Delights. Includes three chapters on building and testing models using a simple towing rig developed by another prominent naval architect, Sam Rabl. Pat Spurlock and Weston Farmer. (Added: 8-Nov-2000 Hits: 1846)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now
  • How to Design a Boat by John Teale  6.33
    How to Design a Boat by John Teale
    John Teale, Naval Architect and editor of Motor Boat and Yachting for years, takes the reader step-by-step through the stages of designing both power and sailing boats, while also explaining the reasons behind the process. Sketches and reproductions of working drawings are used throughout. (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 3856)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now
  • John G. Alden and His Yacht Designs  10.00
    "Between 1908 and 1954, John Alden employed the best draftsmen of his generation, and the legacy is 900 yacht designs that have proved as durable as they are graceful. The book is composed of two sections: The first is a biography of Alden, and the second consists of discussions, photos, and drawings of 100 of his best designs" By Robert W. Carrick, Richard Henderson, Donald G. Parrot. (Added: 12-Aug-2002 Hits: 1081)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now
  • Seaworthiness : The Forgotten Factor  6.75
    Tony Marchaj, an avid sailor and independent aerodynamics consultant, theorizes that the "increased casualities amongst contemporary yachts" is due to modern sailing yacht design, which, he feels, often sacrifices safety for speed. In this book, the author attempts to objectively consider "the design features" which contribute to a sailing yacht truly being seaworthy. (Added: 8-Oct-1999 Hits: 820)  My Links | Rate | Check Price Buy this Book Online Now

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