Merchant Ship Stability

by Pursey, Capt. H.J. ; Rev. J. Wardle

(5 customer reviews)

CAD $95.95

7th ed. revised (metric). A companion volume to the author’s “Merchant Ship Construction”, this text includes the theory of stability up to and including the knowledge required for a master’s certificate. Contents include: areas, volumes, forces, moments, density, deadweight, draft, centre of gravity, centre of buoyancy, centre of flotation, righting lever, metacentre, transverse statical stability, free surface effect, dynamical stability, longitudinal stability, bilging of compartments, load line rules, rolling, and more.

ISBN 10: 1849270236
ISBN 13: 9781849270236
Illustration: illus.
Pages: 215
Published: 2011
Format: hardcover
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5 reviews for Merchant Ship Stability

  1. Ross Wilson

    One of the best books for students studying for their stability exams. Easy to understand with questions at the end make it a favourite.

  2. James Lowe

    This was the text I used many years ago, with Mr Pursey as my mentor at Warsash.. I have used this book to tutor students in Stability. It has simple explanations that are easy for a student to understand. The questions at the back enable them to solve questions similar to those asked in TC exams. Using the hydrostatics used by TC enables a student to understand stability and pass exams. This is maybe not the most academic text book, but is simple in its explanations and quick in the solving a problem. ie lines of simple text instead of pages of working. A big plus is that moments about the after perpendicular is covered. This is the data provided for every ship that I have ever sailed on.

  3. Brad

    I used this textbook and it got me through SCS3!

    I did find that they sometimes jumped through the explanations. Occasionally you were left to try to decipher where how they worked to the next step. But with patience most people would figure it out.

    A very maddening part (and the only reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars) was the incorrect answers to the problems in the back. (We found at least 9 incorrect answers).

    Having said that, it was a good text to introduce a novice to stability

  4. James Lowe

    I reviewed this book previously, and should further comment on the fact, that I sent the publisher a list of corrections and these are now in the incorporated in the latest edition.This includes corrections to the test questions at the back. I can send them to anyone who has a copy up to the 2006 version

  5. Mitch Vermeer

    There are mistakes throughout the book.

    Does anyone have corrections to the answers for the practice questions?

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