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  • Basic Coastal Navigation- A manual for any one who wants to learn how to pilot a boat and has no experience. A clearly written, easy to understand introduction to coastal navigation, (care was taken to avoid heavy nautical terminology), outlining most of the techniques of piloting that are still fundamental to safe navigation even with today's electronic aids. Step-by-step, the reader is guided from simple to more complex piloting solutions and soon learns to plot a complete day trip. The author covers tides and currents; and major features of LORAN and GPS. "Experienced" boaters will learn from this book also. Hardcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.33) Rate It
  • Modern Marine Engineer's Manual- Significant changes in shipboard technology and regulations since the second edition of this standard manual assure that this edition is a completely new textbook designed to meet the needs of today's engineering officers, port engineers, superintendent engineers, students, and other maritime professionals. Steam turbine propulsion systems are included, but the coverage has been reduced in recognition of the popularity of main propulsion Diesel engines, covered in volume II, and the anticipated increasing applications of aeroderivative gas turbines which are covered in detail. Reciprocating steam engines have been eliminated. Pumps, pumping systems, and heat exchangers, which are found on all ships, are given extensive coverage. Computer applications for machinery and system management are presented, including planning the system, system hardware, system applications, database development, and data communications. The continual increase in the number and variety of international and national laws, regulatory rules, and standards such as ISO 9000 and the ISM code requires that ship operators be familiar with their responsibilities relative to these rules. The relevant material on these subjects is included in the text. Petroleum fuels are frequently treated chemically and processed mechanically on modern ships. The characteristics of fuels, fuel chemical treatment, fuel mechanical processing, and the avoidance of combustion chamber deterioration are presented. A chapter on safety and management discusses shipboard engineering operations, shipyard repair planning and economics, safety management, and safety organization. For the student, each chapter includes review questions and references for additional study. Metric measurements and customary USA units are interchanged throughout the text to assure familiarity with both systems. Hardcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 4.67) Rate It
  • The Captain's Guide to Liferaft Survival- This book contains everything you need to know if you have to abandon ship such as, how to abandon ship, maintain discipline and morale, make a solar still, and choose a liferaft and keep it afloat. It explains signals, immediate and long-term medical care, and what to do when rescue is in sight. It covers in detail what a castaway might find to eat and how to capture it. Hardcover. (Added: 2000-02-29 Rating: 0.00) Rate It


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