Steam Yachts and Launches, Their Machinery and Manegement; A Review of the Steam Engine as Applied to Yachts Laws Governing Yachts in American Waters Rules for Racing Rules for Building Pilot Regulations Specific Types of Machinery

Steam Yachts and Launches, Their Machinery and Manegement; A Review of the Steam Engine as Applied to Yachts Laws Governing Yachts in American Waters Rules for Racing Rules for Building Pilot Regulations Specific Types of Machinery

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... not more than two feet from center to center. One of the bulkheads must be placed forward and one abaft of the engines and boilers. The third or collision bulkhead must be placed not nearer than five feet from the stem of the vessel. Iron bulkheads must be made not less than one-quarter of an inch in thickness, and wooden bulkheads must be of equal strength, and covered with iron plates not less than one-sixteenth of an inch in thickness. 23. All open steam launches or other steam vessels of five tons burden or less, carrying passengers, may dispense with the lifeboat when such vessels are provided with metallic air chambers placed under the seats and in the ends of said vessels of sufficient capacity to float the inert weight of said vessel, including her boilers and machinery, and such vessels shall also be provided with one life preserver for every person which the inspection certificate shall allow them to carry, including the officers and crew, and every such steam vessel, carrying fifteen passengers or less, shall carry at least two fire buckets and one axe. Rule IV. 1. All passenger steamers are required to be provided with fire buckets, barrels and axes as follows: Steamers not over 50 tons, 5 buckets and 1 axe. Steamers not over 100 tons, 8 buckets and 2 axes. Steamers not over 200 tons, 1 barrel, 12 buckets and 2 axes. Steamers not over 500 tons, 2 barrels, 15 buckets and 3 axes. Buckets may be substituted for barrels. They should be filled with water. 8. All feed and steam pipes shall be attached at their terminal joints, with good and substantial flanges. Double-acting steam fire pump for steamer under 200 tons to have 4 in. stroke and 2 in. diameter of plunger. For steamer under 500 tons, 7 in. stroke and 4 in. diameter of plunger....show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495004
  • 9781236495006