Notable new books

The Elements of Boat Strengthfor Builders, Designers, and Owners by Dave GerrCertain books, because of their thoroughness, tend to become industry standards; such is the case with Dave Gerr’s latest reference volume, The Elements of Boat Strength. The book details construction methods and recommended scantling dimensions for fiberglass, wood, aluminum, steel, and composite hulls.Gerr assumes a fairly high level of knowledge on the part of the reader, which means that extracting information, even for the fairly competent builder or do-it-yourself boat owner, can involve some intensive brow-wrinkling and head scratching. All types of recreational and racing vessels, both power and sail, are thoroughly covered; hundreds of diagrams and tables are provided.368 pages.

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