Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor

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9780229116737: Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor

Newly updated and revised, this critical analysis examines how the search for racing-yacht performance has led to the development of sailing yachts with potentially dangerous seakeeping characteristics. Based upon the highest degree of practical and academic research, it demonstrates how modern yacht design often sacrifices safety for speed and other considerations, and it maintains that dramatic changes in design philosophy are needed to prevent further loss of life at sea. This is a major work that will help change the thinking on popular design trends for both racing and cruising yachts.

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Tony Marchaj is a former research fellow in the department of aeronautics and astronautics at Southampton University and is now an independent aerodynamics consultant whose ability and advice are sought throughout the world. He is involved in many different research projects, ranging from 12-meter rig design to third-world fishing fleets.

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"Logical scientific criteria ... to assess the likely seaworthiness of one boat or another ... great advance displayed in this book."  —Practical Boat Owner

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Marchaj, C.A.
ISBN 10: 0229116736 ISBN 13: 9780229116737
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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001195934

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Editorial: London: Adlard Coles Ltd (1986)
ISBN 10: 0229116736 ISBN 13: 9780229116737
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Descripción London: Adlard Coles Ltd, 1986. A critical analysis of how the search for performance measured against the Rating Rule has led to the development of sailing yachts with potentially dangerous seakeeping characteristics. HB, 1st ED, 20x27cms, 369pp, illustrations, figures charts and tables. Front board has slight dark curved line. Dust jacket price clipped. A near Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 16420

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Marchaj, C. A.
Editorial: Adlard Coles/Granada, St. Albans, Herts (1986)
ISBN 10: 0229116736 ISBN 13: 9780229116737
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Descripción Adlard Coles/Granada, St. Albans, Herts, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Author's drawings Ilustrador. 1st Edition. The loss of life occasioned in the 1979 Fastnet Race led to an urgent investigation into the rules governing offshore racing. This and subsequent events led to this major work on the Rating Rules, the principal influence on popular design trends. A very good clean tight copy. The dust jacket is complete, but shows signs of shelf wear. A heavy item which will incur extra carriage charges. 370 p. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 000344

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