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Sorensen's Guide to Powerboats: How to Evaluate Design, Construction, and Performance

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The first book ever to revealwhat boat builders pay thousands ofdollars to learn: the secrets of ownersatisfaction

What makes a boat owner happy? Eric Sorensenand J. D. PowerandAssociates answer that questionin detail in this revised edition of Sorensens Guideto Powerboats. Now incorporating results from J. D.Powers Boat Competitive Information Study, thisguide tells you everything youneed to know before opening your wallet. From runaboutsand pontoons to express cruisers and bassboats,the book covers it all, explaining the implicationsof different hull designs, construction methods, enginetechnologies, and more. Includes J. D. Power's "PowerCircle" rankings.

Synopsis:

Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats schools readers in the principles of powerboat design, construction, and performance. It acquaints readers with all the major powerboat types over 20 feet, explaining what each type does well or poorly and what to look for in each. Also includes more than 100 rigorous, unbiased technical reviews of new and used boat models and shorter reviews of 200 more.

About the Author

Eric Sorensen is the former director ofmarine practice for J.D. Power and Associates and a boatreviewer for national magazines.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part 1. How Boats Work

1. Introduction

2. Seaworthiness and Other Mysteries

3. Displacement and Semidisplacement Hulls

4. Planing Hulls

5. The Power Catamaran

6. Construction with Fiberglass and Cold-Molded Wood

7. Aluminum and Steel Construction

8. Propulsion Systems

9. Rudders and Steering Systems

10. Engine Rooms and Outboard Systems

11. Pilothouse and Bridge Design and Ergonomics

12. Topside Safety

13. Accommodations

14. Finding Your Next Boat

Part 2. Boat Reviews

"So Many Boats:" A Market Survey

Freshwater Boats

Flats Boats

Catamarans

Rigid Inflatable Boats

Center Consoles

Walkarounds

Dual Consoles

Maine-Style Bass Boats and Cruisers

Express Cruisers

Open/Hardtop Sportfisherman

Convertibles

Sedans and Hardtops

Pilothouse Motor Yachts

Aft-Cabin Motor Yachts

Trawlers

Other Yachts: Marine Medleys

Go-Fasts

Art Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071379557
Author:
Sorensen, Eric
Publisher:
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Location:
Camden, Me.
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Motorboats
Subject:
Boating - General
Subject:
runabouts, pontoons, cruisers, bassboats, designs, construction, engine, J. D. Power, buying, purchasing, boat, powerboat, powerboating
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
v. 36
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.24x7.34x1.37 in. 2.28 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Transportation » Nautical » General
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"Synopsis" by , Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats schools readers in the principles of powerboat design, construction, and performance. It acquaints readers with all the major powerboat types over 20 feet, explaining what each type does well or poorly and what to look for in each. Also includes more than 100 rigorous, unbiased technical reviews of new and used boat models and shorter reviews of 200 more.
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