SCHAT, A. P.
Title: Paying Out the Boat Falls
Publisher:  A. P. Schap, Utrecht, Holland, 1931,
Seller ID: 56693
SCHAT, A. P. Paying Out the Boat Falls : (Where and How). Utrecht, Holland:A. P. Schat, (1931). First Edition. Pp. (6),5-88. With 66 b&w photos in th e text. Other illustrations as well in the text. Double column. 4to, blue cloth with pictorial panel onlay to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. Publication No. 5/E. A volume on the methods of lowering lifeboats. Contents: A reply to the call for safe and rapid lowering of ship's lifeboats ; What may be learnt from shipping disasters ; The failure of technical devices ; The demand for a floating station to carry out personal tests ; The inadequacy of life saving appliances on board seagoing vessels ; The missing factor of safety ; What others proposed and why ; Lowering controlled from deck ; Circumstances which complicate lowering from deck ; As the critical moment approaches ; Confusion of orders ; Why a good releasing gear is necessary ; Operating the releasing gear ; Mills' Releasing Gear ; Keep the wayclear for other lifeboats, and don't forget the circulation water ; How th ose left behind reach the lifeboat ; Avoid shocks in lowering ; Attend to the hoisting hooks, keel connections, etc. ; The upkeep of the tackles ; To whom control of lowering the boat should be entrusted ; Make use of all seats in the lifeboats ; Conclusions ; Mechanical lowering ; The "Schat" (fromwithin the boat) lowering device ; Regulating trim ; The principle of the "Schat" self-braking lower block ; What is required of a boat lowering gear; What is required of a releasing gear ; What users of the "Schat" (from w ithin the boat) lowering device say ; List of lowering gears delivered and gears in course of construction. Includes publisher's receipt tipped in at front. Includes photos of the S.S. British Grenadier, the burning München, Boat Drill on the Bremen, the City of Honolulu on fire, the S.S. Simon Bolivar, S.S. Europa, S.S. Sibajak, S.S. Farmsum, the motor tanker Belgian Gulf, S.S. Leto, the M.S. Tjibadak, the M.S. Baloeran, the M.S. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, and others. Very good, bright clean copy. 220.00