Dag Pike has today signed a contract to write a book about how to drive and handle ships’ lifeboats. It is a subject that has never been written about before and dag Pike will bring his extensive experience of boat driving to this subject. At this stage there is no date for the delivery of this book.
Dag Pike is on stand-by to appear as an expert witness at a manslaughter by gross negligence trial in the London court, the Old Bailey, next month.
We have a contract to help design and develop the helm position and crew positions for some fast RIB designs being developed by a German company.
Now halfway through a book that will be called Powerboat Driving and Performance which will put my 65 years of driving powerboats of all shapes and sizes down on paper and into the public domain. It is a fascinating challenge trying to put down in writing all of things that you do instinctively when driving a boat. As the title suggests it covers not only how to drive the boat but the design and development of powerboats fast and slow, the controls, safety, comfort, all the factors that go towards understanding how powerboats work and how to get the best out of them. A unique feature of this book will be the thoughts of many of the World’s top powerboat designers. The book is scheduled for delivery in the Autumn and publication next year