The Propeller Handbook: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers / Edition 1

The Propeller Handbook: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers / Edition 1

by Dave Gerr
     
 

  • Why won't your engine reach its top rated RPMs?
  • Why is your propeller shaft vibrating?
  • Why doesn't your boat reach the top speed claimed by the manufacturer?
  • Will more or less propeller pitch improve your boat's performance?
  • Is a square wheel (pitch equals diameter) best?
  • Is a folding prop best for your purposes?
  • Should you choose a two-,

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Overview

  • Why won't your engine reach its top rated RPMs?
  • Why is your propeller shaft vibrating?
  • Why doesn't your boat reach the top speed claimed by the manufacturer?
  • Will more or less propeller pitch improve your boat's performance?
  • Is a square wheel (pitch equals diameter) best?
  • Is a folding prop best for your purposes?
  • Should you choose a two-, three-, or four-bladed propeller?

All these questions and more are answered in this complete reference—the first of its kind.

"We have highly recommended the Propeller Handbook to our distributors and repair stations, and have multiple office copies that our sales people refer to."—Michigan Wheel Corporation

"This book will answer almost every propeller-related question you're likely to come across."—Ensign

"Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."—Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal

"This book is for everyone who has ever had to make a decision about a propeller: mechanics, boatbuilders, boat service yard owners, boat owners, as well as naval architects. Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."—WoodenBoat

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071381765
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
447,168
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Power: Understanding Engine Performance

Chapter 2. Estimating Speed: Effects of Power, Weight, and Hull Type

Chapter 3. Propeller Anatomy: Parts and Definitions

Chapter 4. Blade Characteristics: Blade Shape, Cavitation, Special Propellers, and Rules of Thumb

Chapter 5. Crouch's Propeller Method: The Empirical Method for Calculating Propellers Using Slip

Chapter 6. The Bp- Method: The Power Factor Method for Calculating Propellers

Chapter 7. Installation Considerations: Blade Clearances, Shafting, and Propeller Weight

Chapter 8. Tugs and Trawlers: High-Thrust, Variable-Loading, Controllable Pitch, and Ducted Propellers

Chapter 9. Sailboats, Outboards, and Go-Fast Wrinkles: Propellers for Special Applications

Appendix A. Measuring the Hull: Procedure for Determining Displacement

Appendix B. Measuring the Propeller: Procedure for Finding Diameter and Pitch

Appendix C. Shaft Taper and Coupling Dimensions

Appendix D. Decimal Exponents

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Bibliography

Index

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