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Propeller Handbook : The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers Hardcover – November, 1989
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"By far the best available book on the subject." -- Sailing
"The best explanation of (propeller) formulas and theories that I've ever seen-not exactly bedtime reading, mind you, but propellers don't get any better than this." -- The Society of Bat and Yacht Designers
"The best layman's guide we've read." -- Practical Sailor
"This book is likely to get dog-eared, scribbled on, greasy-thumbprinted, and highlighted. Buy two copies, because the first one will probably wear out fast." -- WoodenBoat
From the Back Cover
- Why won't your engine reach its top rated RPMs?
- Why is your propeller shaft vibrating?
- Why doesn't your boat reach the top speed claimed by the manufacturer?
- Will more or less propeller pitch improve your boat's performance?
- Is a square wheel (pitch equals diameter) best?
- Is a folding prop best for your purposes?
- Should you choose a two-, three-, or four-bladed propeller?
All these questions and more are answered in this complete reference--the first of its kind.
"We have highly recommended the Propeller Handbook to our distributors and repair stations, and have multiple office copies that our sales people refer to."--Michigan Wheel Corporation
"This book will answer almost every propeller-related question you're likely to come across."--Ensign
"Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal
"This book is for everyone who has ever had to make a decision about a propeller: mechanics, boatbuilders, boat service yard owners, boat owners, as well as naval architects. Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Received in excellent condition.Just by glancing briefly through the book my knowledge has increased.
Thank you Amazon for 5 Star service and also to the author, Dave Gerr for a fantastic publication.