This book chronicles the development of the practical diesel engine and the impact of both diesel and heavy-duty gasoline engines on the Navy.
Author: Stan Grayson
Publisher: Devereux Books (MA)
Category: Sports & Recreation
When US landing craft churned toward Normandy on D-Day morning, each was powered by a revolutionary diesel engine developed in a decade-long project overseen by Charles Kettering of General Motors. Based on the material in the Kettering archives and other primary sources, this book chronicles the development of the practical diesel engine and the impact of both diesel and heavy-duty gasoline engines on fisherman, towboats, and the Navy. Included is a discussion of how internal combustion supplanted steam in riverboats and a look at the Navy's adoption of internal combustion engines.
With this guide and your engine’s manual you can be confident in dealing with any problem, and get the best performance from your boat.
Author: Pat Manley
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
Diesel engines are installed in just about every yacht and in most large motorboats. This book explains how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and make repairs using safe techniques. It will help you save money on expensive bills for yard work you could do yourself. Diesels Afloat covers everything from how the diesel engine works to engine electrics, from fault finding to out of season lay-up. With this guide and your engine’s manual you can be confident in dealing with any problem, and get the best performance from your boat.
The Gas Engine and Recreational Boating The founding of both the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the Seattle Yacht Club in 1892 indicates significant interest ...
Author: Nancy Pagh
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Category: Social Science
Considering accounts written by Northwest Coast marine tourists between 1861 and 1990, Nancy Pagh examines the ways that gender influences the roles women play at sea, the spaces they occupy on boats, and the language they use to describe their experiences, their natural surroundings, and their contact with Native peoples. Unique features of this book include its interdisciplinary nature and its combination of scholarly information and a style that general readers will appreciate. The text is engaging but also serves to make fresh and relevant links between scholarship in diverse areas of inquiry; for example, Western Canadian and American history, feminist geography, post-colonial theory, and women and environments.