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Small-sized boats. Types of small-sized boats. Basic definitions A boat is an engineering structure capable of moving on water and carrying loads and people. Thus, the boat will be both a kayak and an ocean liner... read more>>>

The main elements of the vessel A small vessel, like any transport vessel, consists of a hull (the vessel itself) and a superstructure or deckhouse. The hull of the vessel is the main part, which includes the kit and the skin. The set consists of longitudinal and transverse links that serve as the basis for the hull shell of the vessel, which provides the hull with water resistance and, together with the set, strength and rigidity... read more>>>

The main dimensions of the vessel One vessel differs from another in geometric characteristics. The skipper should know these characteristics of his vessel, or, as they are called, the main dimensions. The main dimensions of the vessel are: length, width, draft and side height... read more>>>

Classification of small-sized vessels Transport vessels boats and motor boats serving for the transportation of passengers and cargo, including pleasure boats-taxis, transport, service, traveling and other vessels with a passenger capacity of less than 12 people... read more>>>

Reduction of fuel consumption on motor boats and speedboats The cost of fuel consumed during the season, combined with other related expenses for the maintenance of the vessel, makes up a significant share in the family budget expenditure related to recreation. And it's safe to say that reducing fuel costs... read more>>>

Drascombe boats. Motor-sailing dory Drascombe Lugger Drascombe boats are well known to every English yachtsman. These deckless vessels are available in large numbers in almost any sailing center on the coast of England and on the vast majority of inland waterways. Often, Drascombe can be found in the sea quite far from the shore, where they perfectly recoup on a steep wave... read more>>>

Dimensions and contours of the displacement boat In recent years, in our country and abroad, the interest of water lovers in slow-moving, but also the most economical displacement motor vessels has reawakened. The increase in operating costs, difficulties with the purchase of gasoline on the banks of most of our rivers force many owners of planing motor boats and boats keep their vessels for most of the season on a joke or use them with obviously low-power and not corresponding to the hull motors, adjust the sails. It's no accident... read more>>>

Protection of the propeller by a tunnel For the first time, tunnel formations of the bottom began to be used on shallow-seated river steamers: an increase in the size of ships and an increase in engine power led to the need to use large-diameter propellers, therefore, in order to maintain a minimum overall draft, it was necessary to place the screw in a special recess (tunnel) in the bottom. Before we talk about the specifics of using the tunnel as a means of protecting the propeller on boats, we will give some general recommendations developed by the experience of operating tunnel vessels on river transport... read more>>>

Japanese houseboat for the open sea Unlike houseboats, which are widely used on the rivers and lakes of Europe and America, such comfortable vessels in Japan should be designed for sailing along the sea coast. Accordingly, the low freeboard and stability of the usual type of houseboats are unacceptable for these conditions... read more>>>

Houseboats-catamarans In addition to comfortable houseboats with fiberglass or metal hulls such as flat-bottomed flatcuts, catamaran boats have become widespread abroad. The displacement part of such vessels is a pair of sealed pontoons of rectangular or cylindrical cross-section, most often of welded construction made of corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. The pontoons are connected by light cross-links, on top of which a flooring of shields is laid and the walls of the house are mounted... read more>>>

Storage of boats in winter Before going ashore, the vessel should be completely disarmed: remove the mast and rigging, windscreen, distinctive lights and plafonds, upholstered seats, payoles; release all lockers, cabinets, boxes, tanks; transfer oars, batteries, canisters, covers, ropes, anchors, etc. to the shore. It is desirable that a place for winter parking lots... read more>>>

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