By Dave Gerr
8-1/2" x 11"
--Why won't your engine reach its top rated RPM's?
--Why is your propeller shaft vibrating?
--Why doesn't your boat reach the top speed claimed by the manufacturer?
--Will more or less propeller pitch improve your boat's performance?
--Is a square wheel (pitch equals diameter) best?
--Is a folding prop best for your purposes?
--Should you choose a two-, three-, or four-bladed propeller?
All these questions and more are answered in this complete reference--the first of its kind.
Dave Gerr is a naval architect specializing in the design of yachts and commercial craft to 180 feet. He has worked on vessels ranging from 440' cruise ships to a 60' BOC racer, a 60 mph jet-drive runabout, a 7 knot, 25' cruising motor launch, 100' aluminum motoryachts and an assortment of 40- and 50- foot auxiliaries and motorsaliers.
Owner of his own design firm, Gerr is a graduate of Westlawn School of Yacht Design and has studied physics at New York University and industrial design at Pratt Institute. He has a particular facination with the relationship between science and art, function and beauty, and finds in naval architecture a rewarding harmony among these.