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1418. Fry, Eric C. Life-Boat Design & Development. David & Charles. 1975

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1418. Fry, Eric C. Life-Boat Design & Development. David & Charles. 1975

1418. Fry, Eric C. Life-Boat Design & Development. David & Charles. 1975. 128p. DJ. A detailed record of life-boat development in Britain spanning nearly 200 years, from 1785 to the 1970s. Features of 33 different classes of lifeboats are shown in 151 scale drawings and photos with detailed descriptions of each of the types. Includes boats from the “Unimmergible” boats patented by Lionel Lukin in 1785 to the 70-foot long-range Chyde Class and the high-speed inshore rescue boats of the RNLI. Also includes sail plans, launching carriage details and a diagrammatic explanation of R.A. Oakley’s method of self-righting by transferrance of water ballast. Well done interesting reference. Overall clean, tight, only light foxing to page edges. (VG+) $56.