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    Description'This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment' -Commander M. C. Cruder, "U.S. Coast Guard". Acclaimed author and naval architect, Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, "The Elements of Boat Strength" offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction.Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. "The Elements of Boat Strength" has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel.What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: 'By far the best book available on the subject' - Sailing". 'The best layman's guide we've ever read' - "Practical Sailor". 'Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use' - "WoodenBoat". 'Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers' - "Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal" The Nature of Boats. 'If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward' - "Sailing". 'Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional' - "WoodenBoat".

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    The Elements of Boat Strength
    For Builders, Designers and Owners
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Gerr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    ISBN 13: 9780070231597
    ISBN 10: 0070231591

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    BIC subject category V2: TTS
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
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    B&T General Subject: 710
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    BIC subject category V2: WSSN, TBD
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009000
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    DC22: 623.8/17
    LC classification: VM321 .G44 2000
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    B&T Approval Code: A89323600
    DC22: 623.817
    DC21: 623.817
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, WGG, SPN
    Illustrations note
    200 illustrations, tables, graphs, bibliography, index
    International Marine Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    International Marine Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Rockport, ME
    Author Information
    Dave Gerr (rhymes with "bear") is a naval architect who designs both yachts and commercial vessels. A contributing editor for Boatbuilding, Yachting, and Offshore magazines, he is the author of Propeller Handbook, the industry standard reference on props, and the acclaimed Nature of Boats, both International Marine books.
    Table of contents
    List of Formulas, Tables, and Charts Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Scantling Rules and the Scantling Number 2. Fiberglass Construction Materials and Methods 3. Fiberglass Design Considerations, Modern Laminates, and One-Off Construction Methods 4. Fiberglass Scantling Rule: Basic Solid-Glass Hull Shell 5. Fiberglass: Internal Structure 6. Fiberglass Sandwich or Cored Construction 7. Wood Construction Materials and Methods 8. Wood Design Considerations 9. Plank-on-Frame Scantling Rule 10. Fasteners, Straps, Knees, and Details 11. Modern Wood-Epoxy Construction 12. Wood: Species, Type, and Application 13. Aluminum and Steel Construction Materials and Methods 14. Aluminum and Steel Design Considerations 15. Aluminum and Steel Shell Plate and Longitudinal Framing 16. Aluminum and Steel Structural Details 17. Aluminum and Steel Alternate Construction Methods 18. Welding, Small Openings, and Riveting Aluminum 19. Small Aluminum Boats and Copper-Nickel Hulls Appendix 1: Photo Gallery Appendix 2: Pipe Sizes and Properties Table Appendix 3: Bolt-Strength Tables Appendix 4: Finding Specific Gravity Appendix 5: Measure and Unit Conversion Tables Bibliography Index