Category Archives: Ships

GPS: Theory, Algorithms and Applications

This, the second edition of the hugely practical reference and handbook describes kinematic, static and dynamic Global Positioning System theory and applications. It is primarily based upon source-code descriptions of the KSGSoft program developed by the author and his colleagues … Continue reading

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Boat-building and boating

The author enthusiastically details construction and operation dos and don’ts for everything from simple rafts and birch-bark canoes to a small sailboat and a speedy motor-boat. Perfect for beginners with minimal skills in the art of boat-building and a valuable … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the Ship: The Battlecruiser Hood

The year 2001 witnesses the sixtieth anniversary of one of the most shocking and tragic episodes in the history of the Royal Navy; the loss of HMS Hood. Built during the First World War, the Hood was the largest, fastest … Continue reading

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RYA VHF Radio Including GMDSS

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The Sailor’s Book of Small Cruising Sailboats: Reviews and Comparisons of 360 Boats Under 26 Feet

For the first time ever, a comparative survey of 95 percent of the fiberglass pocketcruising sailboats ever built Author Steve Henkel has researched hundreds of cruising sailboats less than 26 feet long–pocket cruisers–to create this definitive gallery and handbook of … Continue reading

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Boat Interior Construction

Boat Interior Construction is a bestselling guide to do-it-yourself interior boat building. This book will be extremely useful for those owners not completely happy with the layout of their production boat or who want to fit out a new or … Continue reading

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Pencil, Paper and Stars: The Handbook of Traditional and Emergency Navigation (Wiley Nautical)

Electronic navigation systems are extremely reliable but when they do fail onboard repair at sea is rarely possible. Also, their operation depends on a continuous supply of electricity. Should this fail they will stop and unexpectedly lacking the means of … Continue reading

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Marine Rudders and Control Surfaces: Principles, Data, Design and Applications

This book guides naval architects from the first principles of the physics of control surface operation, to the use of experimental and empirical data and applied computational fluid dynamic modelling of rudders and control surfaces. The empirical and theoretical methods … Continue reading

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Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook

Keep your boat’s electrical systems running and reliable “Boatowner’s Illustrated Electrical Handbook is perfect for learning how your boat’s electrical system and much of its equipment works, and it will be an invaluable guide when adding equipment as well. This … Continue reading

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Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, Sixth Edition

Understanding ship stability is critical for all maritime students or professionals who are studying for a deck or engineering certificate of competency, or seeking promotion to a higher rank within any branch of the merchant marine or Navy. The sixth … Continue reading

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