The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers, and Owners

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"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:

Propeller Handbook

"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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'...a vital book for all concerned
--Ausmarine (October 2009)

About the Author:

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.

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Book Description International Marine Publishing Co, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 234 x 183 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 . Bookseller Inventory # AA39780070231597

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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0070231591

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