Engineering & Technology / Sailing and Ships / Small Steel Craft. Design, construction and maintenance by Ian Nicolson Ian Nicolson Abelard Coles Ltd 1971 first edition: brown cloth hardcover with silver lettering to spine: black and white dust jacket: approximately 7.5 x 10 inches tall: 206 pages: black and white diagrams and photographic illustrations. Synopsis: a comprehensive study of the advantages of steel construction for all types of small ships and boats. The author ( who studied steel building techniques in Britain, Canada and the United States, was apprenticed to Fredk Parker at the Dorset Lake Shipyard before going to Newcastle University, has built four cruising yachts, and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects) reviews the repair, rebuilding and design features unique to steel, the characteristics of modern steels and alloys, the rationalisation of using a minimum number of Barton plates and the avoidance of time-consuming highly skilled working processes. Comprehensive details of the procedures necessary to build small craft in steel, to furnish accommodation and fittings, to carry out maintenance including painting and protective finishes and to reduce annual overall bills are included. Contents:  Background of this book. Virtues and vices of steel. Special craft. Design techniques. Special scantlings. Working steel. Keels, backbones and ballast keels. Frames, floors and stringers. Bulkheads and pillars. Plating and transoms. Decks and beams. Deckhouses and cabin tops. Deck fittings and related matters. Corrosion, protection, painting, Polyurethane foam. Machinery and steering. Tanks, piping and plumbing. Accommodation. Boatbuilding business. Condition: dustjacket  tired, with edge repair: hardcover and contents clean and good. used books
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  • Book Title: Small Steel Craft. Design, construction and maintenance
  • Author: Ian Nicolson
  • ISBN: 0229986323
  • Publisher: Abelard Coles
  • Year Published: 1971
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