16.05.2021

STEEL AWAY —A GUIDEBOOK TO THE WORLD OF STEEL SAILBOATS

Steel Away - A Guidebook to the World of Steel Sailboats

Author(s) LeCain W. Smith, Sheila Moir
Publisher Windrose Publications
Date 1986
Pages 431
Format pdf
Size 72 Mb
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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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