From the Back Cover
"Clear, insightful, easy to understand. This book is a must for powerboaters."--Bill Sisson, editor, Soundings
"Roger Marshall shares three decades of accumulated boating knowledge so you can cut years off your learning curve!"--Dean Clarke, executive editor, Sport Fishing
Your plain-language guide to powerboat design and performance
What's the difference between a modified-V and a deep-V hull? Or a planing hull and a displacement hull?
Why does boat A have flared topsides and not boat B?
How can I tell if a boat is adequately powered?
How do I judge a boat's seaworthiness just by looking at it?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of twin engines or a stern drive?
Get answers to these and all your questions about powerboat design and performance in All about Powerboats.
If you want to know what makes a boat fast, slow, stable, unstable, seaworthy, comfortable, or ideal for the things you want it to do, here's a perfect place to start. Longtime boat designer Roger Marshall tells you what you need to know about hull design, engines, drive trains, steering systems, comfort factors, safety features, and construction methods. He translates the jargon, explains the key concepts, and offers a wealth of insights into what makes powerboats tick.
About the Author
Roger Marshall is the technical editor for Soundings. After designing for the renowned firm of Sparkman & Stephens, he founded his own design company, where he has designed boats from 15 to 165 feet. He has written extensively for the boating press and is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including recent first-place awards at the annual Boating Writing International marine journalism contest. He is the author of ten boating books.