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22.09.2021
THE SAILOR'S BOOK OF SMALL CRUISING SAILBOATS

This book by Steve Henkel a very thorough and excellent collection of information on a huge number of small-size boats. You will hardly find such a collection anywhere else. Another advantage of the present publication is the format allowing to easily compare different boats.

For the first time, the author has managed to perform a comparative survey of about ninety-five percent of the small fiberglass sailboats (the sizes covered are less than 26 feet) and create the perfect handbook and definitive gallery of such boats constructed in the last forty-five years. Every single boat design is provided with technical specifications, detailed plans and author's commentaries.

We would definitely consider this book the ideal reference for all small-sized boats. It will also be useful for those who plan to purchase the first or next small cruising boat. The author's experience and remarkable background in the field of mono-hull boats have found their reflection in his book. Such experience allowed author to arrange the information in a very clear vary allowing comparisons, as stated above; he also explains some confusions in terminology. That all is why the book is so popular among the sailors.

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22.09.2021
SORENSEN'S GUIDE TO POWERBOATS

Sorensens Guide to Powerboats is intended as an aid for the prospective boat buyer and as a reference for the boatowner as well as the boating industry professional. The book is organized in two main sections: Part 1 explains powerboat design, construction, and performance. It has been updated to address advances in boat design and manufacturing, especially the discussions pertaining to propulsion systems (chapter 8). Part 2 surveys the market, describing specific boats in 27 different categories (e.g., pontoon boats, coastal fishing boats, and express cruisers).

A clear understanding of how a boat is designed and manufactured is critical to a buyer's ability to select the right boat. For example, if you understand why a pontoon boat is designed and manufactured the way it is, you will also understand why it would make an extremely poor choice as an offshore fishing boat. Because not all such comparisons are so obvious, part 1 explains the not-so-apparent differences between various hull configurations, materials and methods of construction, power plant options, bridge design choices, deck outfitting, interior accommodations, and other factors that determine a boat's suitability for its intended purpose.

With a working knowledge of these subjects as you shop for a boat, you will understand the reasons behind the manufacturer's choices in design and construction, and you'll be better able to determine how well that particular boat suits your needs. If you are already a boatowner, you will gain a deeper understanding of your boat's strengths and shortcomings.

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22.09.2021
PIPE FLOW — A PRACTICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

The publication we offer today provides all technical info and relevant data that would be required for the specialists who are actually dealing with the design and analysis of the various piping systems supporting numerous industrial operations, power generating plants and the distribution systems. In their publication the authors have tried to demonstrate how both prediction and management of the loss in pressure should be performed when working with the different piping systems and their associated piping components.

The present volume has drawn together the valuable results of the theoretical and empirical researches together with the reviews done by the recognized industry professionals, including the data required for a selection of the components. The authors have also examined the data obtained during the experiments and the formulas, integrating and organizing them into equations. The results of their prominent work have been presented in the form of the data diagrams and straightforward tables. Moreover, the book will provide readers with the typical problems and proposed solutions, describing the key technical concepts that are so widely applied and have already proven successful in practice. The references and sections proposing some further reading allow the users to explore all the topics that have been covered, in an even greater depth.

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22.09.2021
GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS, INERTIAL NAVIGATION AND INTEGRATION

An excellent title for the industry readers; its content is addressing all of the covered topics in a practical manner  making the publication one of the best available ones for the people dealing with the integrated navigation solutions. With the information compiled and presented by the world recognized and respected authorities, the present release of this popular work will provide the practicing engineers as well as computer scientists and all other categories of interested readers with a required working familiarity of both theoretical basics and modern practical applications of the GNSS, INS and Kalman filters.

The authors have been focusing on the real life problems with the main emphasis being placed on the effective utilization of the contemporary integration techniques for the above listed systems, particularly Kalman filtering. The authors have explored the commonly occurring failures and various subtleties, together with the inherent theoretical limitations applying to the real situations, and also covered many practical problems including GBAS, SBAS, GNN-aided INS, modeling of the accelerometers and gyros etc.

The book contains all updates to the GNSS and other relevant systems being under development, features expanded coverage of the fundamental design principles for antenna and receiver, inertial navigation, math models and so many other topics.

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22.09.2021
DIESEL ENGINE CARE AND REPAIR: A CAPTAIN'S QUICK GUIDE

The publication contains minimum basic technical information that would be of great help in case of necessity - the user will be able to do some of the maintenance of their diesel engines and perform a troubleshooting. Moreover, the information provided in the pages of the booklet will even enable them to do some of the emergency repairs while being afloat. It contains valuable tips prepared by Nigel Calder, who is a professional diesel mechanic with the experience of more than thirty years.

The readers will know how to save some money by performing their own diesel engine maintenance, how to recognize the first signs of trouble, how to diagnose and possibly overcome common problems occurring to the diesel endings, and, finally, how to keep their engines ticking. Every boat owner knows that, should any problem with the diesel engine surface while the boat is on the water, there is usually little to no time at all to spend going though very exhaustive manuals.

That is why we designed a short manual that could provide all answers very fast. The publication was drawn from the largest boating library in the world and consists of several color panels of authoritative an quite concise technical information related to the boat diesel engines - we would say that it is an excellent on-the-spot reference tool.

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22.09.2021
HOW TO READ A NAUTICAL CHART

The volume will provide you with the clear and detailed explanations of all important aspects of both paper and electronic nautical charts, giving the practical and authoritative information. You will get to know how the nautical charts are assembled and how their accuracy should be assessed; the due attention has been paid to the nautical charted developed by the other countries, etc.

The author will teach the readers what they should do in order to squeeze literally everything from the available charts including the vector and raster nautical charts. This second edition of the world popular title is intended to covers all recent changes in e-charting, radar overlays, integrated systems installed on board ships, automatic identification systems, together with their interfacing. The rapidly developing 3D technology has also been dealt with. The instructions given by the author will definitely assist and contribute in the safety of navigation.

Even if you are not professional navigator, this book will be of interest to you as it also gives some background of the nautical charts, how and where they were first developed and what is the proper way of using them. It is very important to understand how the inaccuracies appear on the charts and the consequences they can have, and this is particularly addressed by Nigel Calder.

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22.09.2021
MARITIME LAW BY CHRISTOPHER HILL

This is the sixth edition of one of the most popular titles on the maritime law. The publication features a truly exhaustive coverage of all topics and will be excellent for both the newcomers to the world of law and the experienced specialists. Note that all latest changes in the legislation are duly reflected in the pages of this publication. There are thirteen main sections in this book and it opens with the one explaining the ship ownership and registration.

It is followed by the sections on the ship mortgage and ship sale, contracts for the new construction of the ships, bills of lading and charter parties, maritime claims and admiralty jurisdiction, sovereign immunity etc. the second half of the volume deals with such important areas as the ship collision and salvage, towage of the vessels, pollution of the marine environment caused by the oil spills, limitation of the liability, pilotage, and passengers.

The tables of cases, international conventions, and legislation are also included. The appendices to the main content provide additional information, including the texts of the several conventions, protocols, acts, agreements and standard forms. This is a must-have for all lawyers involved in the maritime industry.

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22.09.2021
AUDEL PUMPS AND HYDRAULICS

This publication would be recommended to anyone whose working activities imply dealing with the pumping arrangements. The publication covers different types of pumps used in the industry and provides comprehensive and understandable explanations of their working principles and construction. This is a very valuable textbook and reference source giving an excellent general overview of pumping machinery and hydraulics.

The text has been supplemented by numerous informative diagrams, data tables and images included to be of help when explaining the theoretical basics of the pumps and their practical applications. And note that this book is the best choice for those who are willing to understand much more than just a simple pump curve - they fill find all the information they require in one single volume covering the components of the pumps and all technical aspects involved. The material presented in the book is remarkably detailed and technically correct making the book deservedly popular in the industry.

All information provided on the pumps is up-to-date and will benefit any worker involved in mechanical maintenance of the subject machinery. The reader will learn how to properly install and maintain all types of pumps, get the fundamental knowledge of the operating principles and application of the pumps in robotics and other new fields, find some useful installation and troubleshooting tips and all other information. 

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