All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance
Powerboats give us the opportunity to combine two of our greatest adventures: the water and speed. Bowriders, cruisers, the bass boat, all beautiful and sleekly designed watercraft we'd have no trouble spending out days sitting on or skimming across the waves, the sun at our backs.
Whatever powerboat you're using, you need to make sure these delicate machines are doing what they're supposed to. For instance, do you know:
- The significance of flared topsides?
- The difference between a displacement hull and a planning hull?
- Why you'd want a stern drive or twin engine
- The advantages of a powerboat having a deep-V hull or a modified-V?
- How to tell if your vessel has the power you need
- What criteria to look for to judge a powerboat's seaworthiness?
The All About Powerboats book, written by Roger Marshall, offers the education you need whether you ride for fun or profit. This book about powerboats is a great blueprint for planning how to choose a watercraft, distinguishing their advantages and disadvantages to your personal needs. You are going to know what makes these babies go fast, which machines were designed for sport and which for comfort, and how to cherry-pick features.
All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance is about safety, construction, steering, drivetrains, hulls, engines, key concepts and much more. At a concise 150 pages, it manages to be a library of information that's going to make you appreciate the beauty of these machines even more, whether you're behind the wheel, lounging on the deck or hanging on a tube in its wake.
Subject: DIY instruction about powerboats, including design and performance topics.
ISBN-10: 0071362045 | ISBN-13: 9780071362047 | McGraw-Hill 62045