15.07.2017
BOATOWNER'S ILLUSTRATED ELECTRICAL HANDBOOK

Many of us have at least some familiarity with the electrical wiring maters. For instance, when we make minor repairs at home, say to a switch or receptacle, or replace the failed ones. Some people may feel quite secure in extending a circuit or adding a new one, and they may even be able conduct wiring in the entire house is a safe and effective manner.

We are able to do so thanks to the NEC (standing for the National Electric Code) and because so many useful books have been prepared and released for both the novices and the professionals. However, unfortunately, a boat is not a house at all - and this fact still escapes all too many boatyards. This publication is truly perfect for learning everything related to the electrical system of your boat and of the way the equipment on board works. It shall be treated as the invaluable guidance when adding the new equipment pieces to what is already existing on the boat.

It has to form a part of the library of every boater serving as the ready reference source teaching how to make effective maintenance, repairs and modifications that would comply with the recognized ABYC standards. Though the publication is technical, it is still very easy to read and understand. You will also get to know how to install the wind- and solar-power systems properly, and how to protect the electrical systems of your boat from corrosion...

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15.07.2017
BORODINO CLASS ARMORED SHIPS

In 1898—1899 battleships of "Borodino"class had been still in process of development while all the principal elements of their future adversaries — Japanese armorclads of "Shikishima" class — had been determined already, though not yet detailed. In December 1898 heads of the Russian Naval Department, after careful examination of various armored ship projects by the Naval Technical Committee (NTS), made a choice of the French engineer A. Lagagne project, who was building "Tsesarewich" in Toulon at that time.

The armament of the developed ship was less formidable, being determined by NTS, than that of "Shikishima" (two 152-mm guns less); on the other hand, A. Lagagne managed to ensure the safe protection of the ship against shells and mines and arrange favourably her major and middle-caliber guns — in turrets — while having relatively small displacement (12 900 t). The main task of the battleship of this type was thought to be in the head of the squadron, when the decisive battle is fought with a formidable enemy. It had been presumed, that this ship was to be intended for actions in a limited sea area, being supported by its rear bases.

Because of it the stock of fuel, capacity of reserve coal bunkers, supply of food and drinking water, the stock of other consumable materials were reduced to two-weeks norm, in order to strengthen the armor protection and gunnery of the ship as much as possible. The store boiler water was not included in the ship normal load at all, since high efficiency desalinators were installed on the board.

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15.07.2017
BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP

This book is one of the most informative publications related to the boating. It will suit even the beginners having minimal knowledge - they will learn everything what is required in this book. In case of boating, the experience cannot be substitute with anything else; however, some necessary fundamentals must be possessed by the person wishing to hit the water for the first time.

Try this book and it will definitely prevent you from making some of the most popular boat handling mistakes as well as from getting bad habits from the start. The book shall definitely be treated as the perfect introductory source to the fundamentals of the recreational boating. Apart from serving the beginners, it will also be useful to the intermediate-level powerboaters since it offers all readers the necessary basics of proper choosing, equipping, handling and maintenance of the powerboat. Note that this is the updated edition with some significant changes made.

The readers will know how to select a good boat and the essential equipment, will get familiarized with the latest equipment for electrical navigation, know about the stability and safe boat loading; there are also some instructions on boat handling and seamanship techniques, boat trailering, safe navigation etc.

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15.07.2017
BOATBUILDING MANUAL

This Manual was first published in 1970 and for so many years various editions of the book have been used as the standard reference in boat design and construction nearly everywhere - in the boat design schools, yards, workshops - it is also very good for home boat builders. In fact, there as been no any other boatbuilding manual to serve the needs of both amateur and professional builders so perfect.

We would say that this publication is mandatory for anyone involved in new construction or rebuilding a wooden sail- or powerboat. The book will make life much easier for all of them. It is essentially a textbook of boatbuilding and shall be treated as an introduction for amateurs and even newcomers. The material in the book is well-presented and quite easy to understand. The illustrations provided by the author, are very nice and informative - they make reading even more pleasant.

We highly rate this publication and may recommend it, taking into consideration the number of topics covered, including such the important ones as basic plans and tools, hull materials, laying down, setting up, decking and framing, molds, construction templates, finishing, tanks, steering arrangements, mechanical and electrical issues, safety, deck and interior joinerwork etc.

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15.07.2017
BOAT PAINTING GUIDE & COLOUR CARD

Please have a thorough look into this Guide for painting, which was developed and released by the professionals of the YachtPaint - people who have been so creative in developing the best solutions in order to protect and improve the performance of the boats of any type for over a century - really remarkable experience record.

It makes no difference where you are located and which waters your boat is intended to float, you will definitely find the highest performance coatings that are backed by the knowledge and support provided by International Paint. This release was prepared by the recognized industry experts and will be very useful for every boater. The booklet starts with a nice and concise Quick Reference Guide, followed by the introductory chapter named Before Your Start.

After that the readers will proceed to the Step Project Guide and the guides shedding some light on the antifouling and topsides issues; the recommendations for blister repair and prevention are also there. At the end of the publication there are Colour Card and Troubleshooting Guide. We do think that this is a truly important publication for those dealing with the determination and application of the paints to the hulls of the sail- or powerboats and yachts.

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15.07.2017
BOILER OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK

This handbook has been specifically designed and published for the boiler operators having some basic knowledge and professional experience, but still willing to learn more to get his performance optimized. The material contained in this publication is presented very clearly, that is why this volume could be recommended to the industry workers to serve as a practical guide, especially for those who are making their first professional steps.

However, we would equally recommend this publication to the technical superintendents and managers who are interested in cost saving through reduction of the operating expenses of their facilities. The text of this handbook bases on the forty years of professional experience of the author, Ken Heselton, in operating the boiler plants, design and construction of boilers, as well as their start-up, periodical technical maintenance and retrofit. The publication contains the fundamental recommendations to the operators and managers of both small and large plants.

According to the reviews provided by the readers of the book, it was definitely prepared by someone who has actually been in the trenches and who knows and understands what exactly it means to run a boiler plant, to maintain all associated equipment and is fully aware of the relevant operational procedures. 

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15.07.2017
BOAT MECHANICAL SYSTEMS HANDBOOK

Well, this is one of the most popular and recommended books on boat mechanical systems. Written by one of the recognized and world popular experts, Dave Gerr, it has proven to be extremely useful and practical to the millions of readers. The text is very clear and easy to understand.

They say that the present publication is the best one of all Gerr's books. There are so many books available today on the subject matter, but, unfortunately, big part of them concentrate on the lofty and fairly impractical theories; but the author of this book did his best to grill down to the true and tried solutions - in addition to that, he clearly explains why these principles have to be followed, supplementing the theory with some practical stories.

It is a truly amazing book treated as the Bible for the home boat designers and builders due to the wide range of they key boat systems covered, including tanks, steering, exhaust systems etc. - and all of them have been detailed to a level you will not find in any other similar publication. The images and drawings contained in the book make the reading very interesting, and the experiences included to supplement the technical data, turn this book into a solid reference source.

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15.07.2017
BIOLOGY OF EUROPEAN SEA BASS

The present interesting, useful and practical publication which is hereby offered to you is presenting the high-quality professional up-to-date reviews topics that are directly relating to the matters of the biology of the seabass; all subject information was compiled by one of the world-recognized and truly leading experts having a truly extensive brilliant knowledge of the seabass.

The present volume will be covering the issues of ecology/biology of the different sea basses and recent findings in the field of physiology, biology together with the behavior of this species. The main content of this document has been arranged in two major section. The first section addresses the general ecology and biology, dealing with these important aspects as bio-clock and dualism, and distribution of Dicentrarchus labrax.

The second half of the title has been mostly dedicated to the behavior, pathology, and physiology matters, and covers the melatonin rhythms, foraging behavior, pathology itself, responses to stressors, regulation of the food intake, dietary/nutrition selection, neuroanatomical approach, larval culture plus other associated topics. What we would for sure say is that this book is highly recommended to all persons with serious interest in the marine biology, because of the amount and quality of the information contained.

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