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Recommended Reading

Post by csonics » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:37 am

This is highly recommended reading for beginners to experts:

Steamboats and Modern Steam Launches: A Magazine Published 1961-1963, by Bill Durham
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by 87gn@tahoe » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:45 am

The Steam Launch by Richard M. Mitchell co-authored by Bill Durham
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by artemis » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:07 pm

Both of the above books are still in print and published by Elliott Bay Steam Launch at [url]http://www.steam%20launch.com[/url]

:idea: Maybe in the future list the publisher, if known?
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by 87gn@tahoe » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:14 am

Good idea Ron...

Here's another, also available from Elliot bay:

Steam Yachts, Trawlers & Launches
by Thomas Reed & Co., Publishers, 1904
http://www.steamlaunch.com/books/reed.html

Also any Audel'sengineering book pertaining to steam, usually available from Amazon.com or in used book stores.
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by Edward » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:24 pm

I would thoroughly recommend any steamboater to have a look at the following , available through the Publications link on the SBA web site :

STEAMBOATING GUIDE
A selection of technical articles from twenty years of THE FUNNEL.
Great insight based on practical experience.
Edited by Trefor Milns & Sam Wilkinson.
Published 1992 by the Calvert Technical Press in association with the SBA.
Special end-of-run price £2-50 plus P&P.

The second edition is now available and is even better .


All of the publications from Calvert Technical Press are interesting (they are the publishers of the Steamboating Guide)
http://www.ctpress.co.uk/

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by 87gn@tahoe » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:21 pm

The Sand Pebbles, by Richard McKenna is a great winter read..

You can also pick up the Hollywood adaptation of the same title, starring one large marine triple expansion (now in the cargo hold of the USS Lane Victory) and co-starring Steve Mcqueen. :D
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by Edward » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:07 am

Camden Miniature Steam Services .

Not a book but a source of books . I give the URL for the home page rather than the section which refers specifically to marine books because it really is worth browsing through most of their offerings.
http://www.camdenmin.co.uk/home-c-276.html

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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by Ethelred » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:13 pm

Steam Engine Principles (Their Application on a Small Scale) by N G Calvert
Propeller Handbook (The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing and Understanding Boat Propellers) by Dave Gerr
Boatbuilding with Steel (including Boatbuilding with Aluminium by Thomas Colvin) by Gilbert C. Klingel
From My Old Boat Shop (One-Lung Engines, Fantail Launches,& Other Marine Delights) by Weston Farmer
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Re: Recommended Reading

Post by Ethelred » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:31 pm

Rob Lemon
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