Boatbuilding & Boating


The publication is a perfect dictionary of the boating language – it has been very popular and greatly appreciated by the readers in the different countries. The author of the book included so many images supplemented with the informative explanations in order to provide a single reference that would be useful for the people who are planning to purchase and use the boating equipment.

The author has attempted to bring the language of the ocean into the life of every single person, up to the kid playing with the toy boats. In fact you are not obliged and expected to know literally all boat terminology but should rather have a good understanding of the subject. The publication was first released in Australia and then gained popularity in the whole world.

The original intention of the author was to introduce the new terminology that emerged as a result of the technological advances and developments in the area of boat building and boating. The terms include those used within the British and American literature, as well, making the publication international in nature. There are also many diagrams included by the author and placed close to the descriptions to make understanding and remembering of the associated terms easier.

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All of us would definitely like to build his or her own boat somewhere at the backyard and start sailing. But how could that be accomplished, is that possible at all? Of course, if you are not too rich, you will have to build your boat yourself. There are many problems with building boats, including but not limited to the materials used for the hull construction, outfitting of the boat, onboard equipment and many other things.

The present volume was released to provide all people interested in boatbuilding and boating with the complete and detailed plans and drawings for the seven boats of cruising type, with the dimensions ranging from twenty-eight to fifty-five feet. You will find absolutely everything you need here in this book, which also features step by step instructions and tips reflecting more than twenty-year practical experience of the author.

It is a real treasure for those willing to build a boat and looking for the most simple and economical option and also those not possessing any professional skills or access to the special materials; they will be good to go with the lumberyard ones. Upon completion of this volume they will be able to build their own simple and inexpensive one.

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This is one of the best books about the boats available today. It will tell you everything you need to know about the choosing the right boat and equipping it properly. Due attention was paid by the author to the boat security as well as the survive and escape techniques. According to the numerous reviews provided by the readers, the title is the best one for the newcomers to the world of boating, but will still be very useful for the professional and experienced sailors.

The invaluable advice of the author on choosing the boat will be very helpful when the time comes to make a choice. The list of the crucial supplies has been provided for the ready reference together with the plans of the different possible disaster scenarios. The author has provided the explanations of the most frequently used terms and gave the instructions on how the weather forecasting instruments should be used.

In fact we can say that the publication will provide you with all you need to survive. The huge practical seagoing experience of the author is reflected in the volume, adding to its usefulness. The examples of the most popular sailboats, power boats and motorsailers are also provided in the appendix section of the publication.

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Here is an excellent volume for the people who are interested in the steel boatbuilding. The authors have covered all necessary areas where the boat builder should be proficient in. first of all, they explained why the steel can be chosen for boatbuilding and what are the advantages of the subject material for the boat hull construction.

The discussion about the characteristics of the metals is followed by the instructions and tips on preventing the steel corrosion, considered one of the most serious issues in both boat and ship construction. The different shapes of the hull are discussed in the following chapter together with the coating systems used for protection, and insulation. There is a separate chapter dealing with the additional items such as the alternative materials, wood joinery, plumbing etc.

After that, the authors proceed to the machinery and power sources commonly found on the boats, as well as the electrics and means of navigation. The steering and mooring arrangement are also dealt with in detail. Finally, the safety at sea is discussed. As you can easily see, the present publication covers literally all that you should now with respect to the steel boatbuilding.

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The publication is dealing with the refrigeration installations on board modern boats. The world famous Nigel Calder explains how the amenities of the efficient refrigeration installation can be acquired by the sailors. It is very important to properly balance the high cooling capacity of the refrigeration system with the lowest consumption of the energy.

The author describes the working principles of every component of the system in a clear and logical manner. You will get to know how to keep the system in working order and use if at the highest level of efficiency and economy. Also, you will be prepared to deal with the maintenance and minor repairs of the systems. Since the subject systems are normally very expensive, careful attention shall be paid to their operation and maintenance.

Here, the readers will find all the information they need in order to design and subsequently build a custom refrigeration installation costing significantly less than any off-shelf one. Following the tips given by the author, the boat owners will be enabled to keep the installation running efficiently for years and will avoid wasting their money for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

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This one is a real treasure for the owners of the boats since they will find everything they need to know about the corrosion that may affect the boat hulls. The explanations provided by the author have been appreciated by the boat owners in many countries of the world; by following the advice and instructions in the pages of this volume, they managed to fight against the metal deterioration and prevent their boats from corrosion.

The problem of corrosion is known to all boaters and is treated as one of the most serious dangers they can experience, and it is quite common and even unavoidable due to all factors, such as the salt water, chemicals and moisture, being present when you sail, and creating a combination eventually attacking the metal hull. All types of corrosion have been addressed, including the galvanic, electrolytic corrosion and also electrochemical one.

This is definitely the most complete volume on the subject of those available today. The readers will know how to protect their boats from corrosion, be able to recognize the signs of corrosion and cure it at the very beginning. In addition, the effect that the corrosion has on the propulsion and electrical systems of the boat have been dealt with in detail.

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This compact booklet will be of practical use to the people willing to become a boat owner and in need for the professional advice on choosing the proper used boat. There are so many values that can be found in the used boats, including but not limited to their affordability, good construction, and seaworthiness. However, you shall be smart and prepared enough to buy a good boat well maintained by the previous owner.

The document will help you with determining the type of the boat that would fit your interests, and better understand all procedures to be followed when purchasing a boat. Some essential information is provided on the boat anatomy, marine insurance, boat loan, associated contracts and agreements, etc. apart from the finance, the booklet also covers the technical aspects, such as surveying your boat in order to find out the real condition of the hull and machinery, as well as the safety, which is the most important.

In short, we would definitely recommend you to go through the content of this book before you make your first step toward becoming the owner of the used boat. Having duly prepared and aware of all questionable areas will enable you to choose a good one and enjoy owning a boat for the many years to come.

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This is one of the best volumes available today on the lofting. It will be of particular use for the people who are already in possession of the set of standard volumes on boat construction and are searching for the additional information about the lofting. First of all, we want to note that the authors of the book covered virtually all important aspects so there will be no need for any other books.

All explanations are very clear. According to the author, lofting itself is a sort of an art and even magic. Put simply, it is a process of making a series of the full-scale boat drawings allowing accurate and successful building at the yard or by you. One of the objectives of the volume was to encourage the readers to start lofting, and this can be done through setting the techniques applicable to all boats.

The size of the boat should not play the major role since the techniques and skills applies should be more or less same; only the sizes of the finished boats would differ. Go through all chapters of the book very carefully if you are really interested in boatbuilding. The information and instructions contained in the volume will help you when you finally decide to start the process – you will be prepared to conduct the proper lofting.

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