In the event of a disaster, reliable transportation means more than just a wheeled vehicle that can travel over the ground. Even if you don't currently live near water, the survivalist may find himself needing a boat or ship to flee the disaster or remain safe in hard times. Gain a working understanding of basic ship theory in order to learn how to operate or even build one when the times comes.
You might be thinking, why not just use the Internet? In order to know what to look for, you need a basic understanding of ship theory to get started. This guide can give you the tools you'll need. The text is designed to be the baseline and beginning of your knowledge, not the end-all. But that knowledge is vital.
As in many branches of engineering, advances to the design, production, and operation of ships will always be shifting and changing with future advancements. The core principles will always be the same, however. There are fundamental concepts to the theory that cannot change unless you want to build something else entirely.
While not meant to be an exhaustive text, this guide is meant to give you that core understanding of basic ship theory that you will need as a basis for everything else you learn about naval vehicles. Each chapter contains a guide to researching other relevant sources, along with a few web addresses to help you along.
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- The Art Versus Science In Ship Designs
- Basic Formulas and Statistics
- Hazards and Protection
- Ship Girders
- Structural Design and Analysis
- Launching and Docking
- Ship Environment
- Human Factors