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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071381767

ISBN-13: 9780071381765

Pub. Date: 06/11/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

On the surface, choosing the correct propeller for a particular boat seems simple. But one factor affects another, which then affects another factor, leading many boaters to believe that propeller selection depends more on black magic than logic.

All the questions are answered in this complete reference, the first of its kind. This clear, easy-to-use handbook for

Overview

On the surface, choosing the correct propeller for a particular boat seems simple. But one factor affects another, which then affects another factor, leading many boaters to believe that propeller selection depends more on black magic than logic.

All the questions are answered in this complete reference, the first of its kind. This clear, easy-to-use handbook for all small boats is written not for Ph.D.s seeking the latest wrinkle in high-tech propeller design, but as a practical aid for the average mechanic, engineer, boatbuilder, fleet operator, serious yachtsman, or naval architect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071381765
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
674,144
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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