A Guide to Sailboats and Their Systems

A Guide to Sailboats and Their Systems

by David Sandford

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A Guide to Sailboats and Their Systems by David Sandford

Written for both novice and seasoned boaters, this book provides an in depth description of sailboat types, their design, construction and how the on board systems operate. It is not intended to be the last word on any of the included topics but it will provide a comprehensive overview of sailboats and their installed systems. Questions such as " Why is there a polarity indicator on the shore power panel? " and " What's the difference between a cross cut and a radial cut sail? " will be answered as well as many others. Many pictures and diagrams are included.

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Sailing
Chapter 2: Types of Sailboats and Riggs
Chapter 3: Hull and Deck Construction Methods
Chapter 4: Hull Design and Mechanics
Chapter 5: Sail Design and Construction
Chapter 6: Steering Systems
Chapter 7: Auxiliary Propulsion Systems
Chapter 8: Alternative Fuels for Cooking and Heating
Chapter 9: Vessel and Shore Power Electrical Systems
Chapter 10: Fresh Water Supply and Waste Holding Systems
Chapter 11: Electronics and Instrumentation

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152604733
Publisher: David Sandford
Publication date: 01/25/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

My Name is David Sandford AMS® and I am a practicing marine surveyor specializing in both power and sail pleasure craft. I have amassed over 25 years’ experience as a service technician in both the Marine and Automotive Industries and currently carry Canadian, Interprovincial Certification in motor vehicle and diesel repair. I am also certified in Computer Aided Design, have trained in Maritime Damage Investigation and have considerable experience in fiberglass manufacturing, both in repair and new construction as well. I currently carry Accredited Marine Surveyor status with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®). I am also member of, and am standards trained by The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). My Company, DS Marine Surveys /operates on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Canada. My column titled “The Seaworthy Surveyor” is featured regularly in Ontario Sailor Magazine and deals with technical issues pertaining to the maintenance and repair of all types of sailing pleasure craft. I also deliver seminar presentations and training on various technical subjects to groups in the marine industry.

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