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Powerboat Design and Performance: Expert insight into developments past and future

Powerboat Design and Performance: Expert insight into developments past and future
 

Set to become the bible for powerboat owners and operators for years to come, this long overdue analysis and review of modern powerboat design and operation explores how powerboats have developed, why, and how design impacts on control and performance. Every aspect of the powerbo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781472965417
Barcode 9781472965417
Release Date 4 November 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
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ISBN-13 9781472965417
ISBN-10 1472965418
Stock Release date is 4 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Release Date 4 November 2019
International Release Date 3 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Category Boating
Motor / Power Boating & Cruising
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 246mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Set to become the bible for powerboat owners and operators for years to come, this long overdue analysis and review of modern powerboat design and operation explores how powerboats have developed, why, and how design impacts on control and performance. Every aspect of the powerboat's design is considered individually and as part of the whole. Different hull designs, including multihull and foiling craft, are assessed for their benefits and drawbacks. Engine types (whether petrol, diesel, electric or hybrid) and their influence on performance are examined and the nature and impact of different propulsion systems and driving controls is also discussed. All factors that influence operation are featured, from how to optimise performance in varied sea conditions, matching speed to sea state, as well as tackling various common and uncommon scenarios (from driving into an inlet to coping with tidal races and harbour manoeuvring) as well as issues relating to crew safety. Dag Pike is the world-renowned guru on powerboats. For this book he has attracted contributions from many of the top international powerboat designers, providing a wealth of expert knowledge and specialist insights about modern powerboats. The sum of their knowhow makes this book a gem of acquired knowledge, and as such will be essential for all powerboat owners, operators and designers, whether in the leisure, commercial or military sector, and it will help ensure all prospective owners get the right boat for their requirements.

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Author's Bio

Dag Pike is the undisputed international expert in modern powerboats. He is regularly invited to speak at conventions, be an expert witness at hearings, comment on new developments, provide articles based on his experience, analyse cruising performance and is much sought after for racing strategy. He is the author of numerous books for Adlard Coles, including 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving, The Complete RIB Manual and Cruising Under Power.

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