Now in its fifth edition, the Boat Data Book has been expanded to include more tables and new data on the latest developments involving anchors, masts, propellers, winches, and the like. As before, Nicolson has packed a tremendous amount of detailed information into dozens of easy-to-use tables and graphs accompanied by clear illustrations and concise, explanatory text. The book covers boat equipment, materials, fasteners, spars and rigging, engines and powering, and designing for human comfort. There are also 23 conversion tables for everything from weights to wire gauges to thread sizes. ..".a veritable treasure-trove of invaluable information for builders, designers, surveyors, owners, and anyone maintaining their own boat." Sailing & Yachting.