The Elements of Boat Strength For Builders Designers and Owners

Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071703215
Release Date: 1999-08-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"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: 0070231591
Release Date: 1999-08-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"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

Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 071365287X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Boatbuilding

A reference book to the simple scanting rule calculations for strong hulls and decks in all materials intended for boat builders and designers. Calculations of boat strength are crucial: errors can lead to flexing hulls, blown out windows, cracked engine mountings, corroded welding, snapped masts and keels falling off. The author has created a system of easy-to-use scanting rules and rule of thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions of boat hulls, decks and structural components, whether built of fibreglass, wood, wood/epoxy composite, steel or aluminium. In addition there are photographs of good and bad practice, example calculations worked through for boats from 3 to 37 metres and an in-depth, discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods and practices to guide the reader through all aspects of boat construction."

Aluminium Boatbuilding

Author: Ernest Sims
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574091131
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Principles of Yacht Design

Author: Rolf Eliasson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472905550
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Yacht Design According to Perry

Author: Robert Perry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071596527
Release Date: 2007-09-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A great designer offers you a virtuoso tour through the world of sailboats Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyaging sailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, which has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yacht designer--he is also an accomplished wordsmith whose blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertaining boat reviews have captivated readers of Sailing magazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.

Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook

Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071643344
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Genre: Reference

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

Understanding Boat Design

Author: Edward S. Brewer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070076944
Release Date: 1993-11-22
Genre: Architecture

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

Yacht Designs

Author: William Garden
Publisher: Tiller Pub
ISBN: 1888671238
Release Date: 1999-06-01
Genre: Transportation

Dozens of detailed drawings plus delightful descriptions and reminiscences of the boats and the people who loved them, the text accompanying each design centers on the background of each boat rather than on a technical study. Each essay is as different as the boat it describes, sometimes explaining a detail of the building process, the origins of a design, the individuals involved, or the evolution of a yacht type.

The Nature of Boats

Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007024233X
Release Date: 1995-09-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Boatbuilding with Baltek Durakore

Author: David G. Brown
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 007008212X
Release Date: 1994-12
Genre: Transportation

Using the materials and methods in this ground-breaking book, amateurs and small-scale professionals can build a high-tech colored-laminate boat in less time than it once took just to loft the design for conventional construction. Computers have all but eliminated the onerous lofting stage. And a new manmade "wood" and special marine epoxy glues permit building virtually any hull shape in just days instead of weeks and years. Using Baltek's DuraKore, a precision manufactured balsa-and-hardwood sandwich, each half-hull for Dick Newick's famous 40-foot racing trimaran Ocean Surfer was completed by four people in just six hours. Written in close collaboration with and endorsed by the Baltek Corporation, this is the first book to detail the use of the revolutionary boatbuilding material that has taken the small-scale professional boatbuilding world by storm.

Metal Corrosion in Boats

Author: Nigel Warren
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574092370
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Transportation

Format 6 x 9 Illus. 50 b&w photos + 24pp color photo section The definitive book on all aspects of metal corrosion in boats Includes a new 24 page color section Invaluable new content on electrolytic corrosion, copper sheathing, chromium plating and new sealants By the acknowledged expert

The Gaff Rig Handbook

Author: John Leather
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 0937822671
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.

Fiberglass Boat Design and Construction

Author: Robert J. Scott
Publisher: Society of Naval Architects &
ISBN: 0939773198
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents the small boat designer & builder with a basic insight into the nature of fiberglass as a boat-building material, as well as a sound, yet simple, approach to analyzing fiberglass boat hull structures. The basic principles of fiberglass, including its advantages & disadvantages are outlined & thorough review is given to the characteristics of fiberglass materials & laminate design properties. In addition, valuable data is presented on basic design principles such as selection of structural loads, safety factors, deflection & vibration limitation. The level of detail presented in this book is tuned to the boat designer who recognizes the need for a sound engineering analysis of the fiberglass structures he designs, tempered with a practical, uncomplicated approach. The book is well illustrated & includes numerous step-by-step design examples to demonstrate the principles presented. List $25; Members $20. The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, 601 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306. phone: 201-798-4800 FAX: 201-798-4975. website: http://www.sname.org.