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The Boat Data Book


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A treasure trove of valuable information for designers, surveyors, builders, chandlers and anyone maintaining their own boat. This seventh edition contains a vast range of data on lengths, widths, strengths, anchors, cleat sizes and much more.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Boat equipment 2. Materials 3. Fastenings 4. Spars and rigging 5. Engines and powering 6. Design 7. Tables and formulae

About the Author

Ian Nicolson started collecting data about boats from his father and grandfather when he was still at school. After his apprenticeship as a naval architect he joined A Mylne & Co, where he has been a senior partner since 1979. Ian Nicolson has built a large number of boats himself and owns a race winning Sigma 33. He has written over 20 books on nautical subjects, many of them published by Adlard Coles Nautical. Richard Nicolson has raced in the Whitbread Round the World Race, won at Les Voiles de St Tropez and transversed the Arctic's North West Passage. He has rebuilt and repaired many yachts; from classics to modern hi-tech flyers. A professional yachting adventurer, he continues to find new challenges.


The Boat Data Book is a treasure trove of invaluable information for boatowners, designers, builders, surveyors, chandlers and anyone maintaining their own boat. * Yachting Life *
...a fantastic little reference book... * sailers.co.uk *
An impressive read. Recommended. * The Nautical Magazine *
...you'll find all the answers... * Watercraft Magazine *
You'll want to own a copy of this indispensable reference book. * WindCheck magazine *
Authoritative and nicely presented. * Waterways World *

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