05.11.2009
Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits
 

 

   In Ship Modeling Simplified, the professional ship model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the excellent methods he has developed over thirty years at the workbench in order to help novices take their first steps in this exciting pastime. You do not need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a ship model. All you need is just an understanding coach.

 

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05.11.2009
Principles of Welding: Processes, Physics, Chemistry, and Metallurgy
 
   The time has come for the critically important process of welding to be treated comprehensively, in one source, in precise, unambiguous language, in readable format, and in sufficient depth to satisfy the experienced engineer but sufficiently clear and concise so as not to overwhelm the new student of welding or the interested layperson.
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04.11.2009
 
   From the advent of the earliest of the type, the submarine design has always pressed against the outer limits of the contemporary technological envelope. Investors and engineers have, of necessity, incorporated new and untested machinery and equipment into their craft in order to meet their goals of creating effective undersea vessels. The underwater environment, moreover, is unforgiving; errors in operation or failures of equipment have very dangerous and even fatal consequences. Success in submarine design, therefore, has come to those naval architects who have combined innovation and experimentation with substantial direct, prior experience or knowledge.
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04.11.2009
Ship Design and Performance for Masters and Mates
 

   The present book tabulates general particulars of thirty-nine ships that were designed, built and delivered in this Millennium. It also covers many various ship types of the last 20 years. The new suggestions and inventions for enhanced ship performance in the next decades are also discussed in detail, as well. And finally, if you are a student, good luck in your studies. If you are either sea-going or shore-based personnel, best wishes for continued success in your job. It provides the comprehensive guidance on the ship design and performance and we hope it will be of great interest and assistance to you.

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04.11.2009
Principles of Yacht Design
 
   During the past thirty years yachting has expanded from being,a minority sport into a major recreational activity practised by millions all over the world. In the 1960s, many attractive coastal areas were still relatively free from pleasure boats; today it can be difficult to find a suitable mooring place for the night. The interest in racing has increased correspondingly at all levels, from dinghy racing to the America's Cup and around the world races.
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02.11.2009

practical boat mechanics

   Most of us are familiar methods of troubleshooting. When something goes wrong, it becomes painfully obvious. There is a horrifying noise, a burning smell, a mysterious appearance of water in the bilge. At that moment, your primary concern is to know what happened and how to fix it; however, good troubleshooting is much more that a gut-level reactive response...

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