Motor Boats; Construction and Operation an Illustrated Manual for Motor Boat, Launch and Yacht Owners, Operators of Marine Gasolene Engines, and Amateur Boatbuilders

Motor Boats; Construction and Operation an Illustrated Manual for Motor Boat, Launch and Yacht Owners, Operators of Marine Gasolene Engines, and Amateur Boatbuilders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...nails and ordinal screws. In the best practice for first class work, all fastenings are of copper, brass or bronze and these are "through and through" fastenings instead of being merely driven into the wood. Bulkheads--In modern construction of first class boats it is usual to divide the hull into water-tight compartments by means of bulkheads. It is evident that these, in order to be water-tight, must be designed and fitted with the utmost care and must possess considerable strength. Several such compartments are found in the best models, especially for seagoing craft, and the object is usually to provide that the boat will float when any single compartment is filled with water--and also support the occupants of the boat. No matter what the size of the boat, the question of providing water-tight compartments is an important one. Boats so fitted give the owners and occupants a comfortable sense of security, adding greatly to their pleasure in the use of the boat. It is sometimes difficult to find room for such compartments at the bow and stern of the ordinary boat with open cockpit, particularly when plenty of seating capacity in the cockpit is required, but to secure safety under all circumstances, especially in case of emergency or accident, it is well to cut down or limit the size of the open cockpit, so as to enable compartments to be provided at the bow and stern by means of water-tight bulkheads, and these compartments should be large enough to enable a boat to float, even if the cockpit is filled with water. The necessity for water-tight compartments is of course less in boats intended for use in shallow, smooth waters than in craft used on the seaboard, deep lakes or large rivers, but the matter should be always carefully...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652294X
  • 9781236522948