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New Propeller Text Advances Westlawn’s
Systems and Equipment Course
20, 2013, Eastport, ME: Westlawn Institute of Marine
Technology, the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat &
Yacht Council (ABYC), has incorporated a new textbook for Westlawn students
that is pivotal to Westlawn’s Module-4 course. Propellers: Form Function,
Selection, Speed & Powering and Problem Solving was penned by naval
architect and Westlawn director Dave Gerr.
incorporates the latest on propeller selection, sizing, and problem solving. It
includes topics such as:
calculations for displacement and planing hulls
for variable thrust and high thrust
propeller considerations and problems
behind the hull-speed constant.
new propeller textbook is part of Westlawn’s ongoing updates to the
curriculum,” stated Gerr. “It is a process that never stops and is one of the
reasons our courses are so comprehensive and our alumni are so
is the second propeller book written by Gerr. He also wrote Propeller
Handbook that was published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill in 1989 and
has been used as the industry standard reference since then. Propellers incorporates
Gerr’s latest research and conclusions on the subject, as a result of the last
twenty five years of experience.
updates on subjects such as aluminum hull structure, mechanical systems, and
structural design will be released in the coming months.
To learn more about
Westlawn, please call (207) 853-6600 or visit www.westlawn.edu.
in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine
Technology is the only nationally accredited distance-learning school of
small-craft design in the United States. Westlawn is accredited by
the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), in Washington DC, and is listed
as an accredited school by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council
for Higher Education Accreditation. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate
of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the mission of the
Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is:
· To provide our
students with the skills and knowledge required to build a rewarding career in
the profession of yacht and small-craft naval architecture via distance
· To support continued
growth of the recreational and small-craft marine community through the
development of well-trained, safety-oriented, boat designers developing better
products for the benefit of the boating public.
· To provide continuing
education to marine-industry professionals.
learn more about Westlawn, please call (207) 853-6600 or visit the Westlawn
website at: www.westlawn.edu.