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Marchaj, C. A. (Czesław A.)

Seaworthiness: the Forgotten Factor

Seaworthiness: the Forgotten Factor

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Camden, ME: International Marine Pub. Co, 1986. First edition. Quarto; x, 371 pages: illustrations; 28 cm; bibliographical references (pages 352-365) and index. Fine(-) in near fine(+) jacket in archival mylar. Hardcover. ISBN: 0877422273; 9780877422273

A highly detailed analysis of this fundament of boating —and floating. Well illustrated. ¶ Contents: The nature of the problem -- Seaworthiness and safety at sea -- The effect of rating rules on yacht design -- Boat motion in a seaway -- Stability in its effects on safety -- Effect of the rating rule (IOR) on hydrostatic stability -- Stability in a seaway -- pt. 1 -- Rolling induced by waves -- Damping -- protection against rough sea -- Stability in a seaway -- pt. 2 -- Effect of heaving moation on capsize probability -- Rolling inflicted by rudder action -- Dynamic metacentric stability -- Effects of the design features on seaworthiness -- Directional stability and steering -- Survival tactics -- Appendix 1: Rating rules versus the similitude law -- Appendix 2: Theoretical and experimental background of rolling stability and instability -- Appendix 3: Rolling oscillations -- Appendix 4: Centrifugal force controversy -- Appendix 5: Pendulum analogy of rolling-heaving coupling. Stability of ships. Stability of ships. Yachts -- Design and construction.

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