Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook: How to Design, Install, and Recognize Proper Systems in Boats Hardcover – 1 Feb 2009
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About the Author
Dave Gerr is the director of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology--the only accredited distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States--and since 1983 the principal of Gerr Marine, Inc., a designer of yachts and commercial vessels. A fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, he is the author of Propeller Handbook, The Elements of Boat Strength, and The Nature of Boats, all from International Marine/McGraw-Hill.
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As a naval architect, through the years I've gathered plenty of information about the topics dealt with in this book, but even though, after half an hour I had found many useful things.
Topics covered are: shaft lines (from engine beds to propeller nuts), fuel systems, exhaust systems, rudders and steering, ventilation, air conditioning and heating, bilge&firefighting, freshwater&sewage, anchoring.
The appendix on international pipe standards is the clearer explanation on this confusing subject I've ever come accross.
It is just missing a chapter on hydraulic systems, otherwise this book would have been an absolute 10.
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Very clear written, 110% usefull.
I live not in USA, not in England or other country with english language. For me very important is easy language. This book has easy for foreigners language and very good ilustration.
This is my third book of Dave Gerr. Ones again the best choice
If I can, I give six star for this book
Why? Covers a wide range of key boat systems (steering, exhaust, tanks, etc)to a level just not found anywhere else. Drawings, pictures, and well written experiences - interesting reading as well as a solid reference book.
As an amatuer boat builder this book is dog eared through use. It is beside me in the studio and then used as a practical check in the workshop.
I buy all of Dave's books but this is the standout. Well Done.