All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance

All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance

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What's the difference between a deep-vee hull and a modified vee? A planing hull and a displacement hull? Find the answers to these and scores of other frequently asked questions in All About Powerboats. Writing for any boater seeking a better understanding of modern powerboat design and handling, author Roger Marshall provides a well-illustrated, clear introduction to small powerboats (18 to 30 feet long) from the perspective of use. His practical advice on hull shape, engines, construction methods, steering systems, comfort, and safety gives today's boaters a thorough grounding in powerboat selection, use, and lore.... 69 seaworthiness factors by, 8-9 stability and, 61-62 hull shapes, types of displacement, 26-35 fishing, 40-42 planing, 36-39 ... 102 diesel, 91, 98-99 gasoline, 97-98 gasoline compared to diesel, 99 power train, 97 inboard- outboard (I/O) engines, ... 111 Mercury D7.3L D-Tronic diesel engine, 99 Mercury Marine 500 hp EFI sterndrive, 101 Mercury Marine 350 Mag ... 96 metacenter (M), 60, 65 metacentric height (GM), 65, 66-67 Minn Kota Genesis trolling motor, 100 Minn Kota trollinganbsp;...

Title:All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance
Author:Roger Marshall
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2002-03-26


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