The Boat Data Book

Author(s): Ian Nicolson

Nautical - Boatbuilding

The Boat Data Book is a treasure trove of invaluable technical information for builders, designers, surveyors, owners and anyone maintaining their own boat. This is the essential reference for anyone wanting to know the breaking strength of stainless steel rigging wire, the correct height for a galley top, the recommended size for seacocks, or what length a mooring rope should be. A must-have reference for owners and professionals.


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Updated and expanded for the fifth editionPacked with data on lengths, widths, weights and strengths of all boat gearNo spec is left untouched - from anchors to masts, propellers to gas cylinders, cleat sizes to winch bases and hatches to bolts, bearings, cabling and pipingThe professionals' and owners' bible

'A veritable mine of information...superb value for money' Nautical Magazine; 'Recommended to every boat owner' Practical Boat Owner

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780713665024
  • : Black
  • : Black
  • : 0.503
  • : June 2003
  • : 246mm X 171mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian Nicolson
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th Revised edition
  • : 623.820021
  • : 224
  • : 100+ diagrams, graphs