Understanding Boat Design


Author: Edward S. Brewer,Ted Brewer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070076945
Category: Architecture
Page: 160
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For new boating enthusiasts--even if they've been at it awhile--there are scores of burning questions. If one boat has a round bottom and another's is veed, what difference does it make in the way they perform? What are the advantages of a cutter rig over a sloop? Why does one sailor swear by a full keel, while others won't have anything but a fin keel? Why does one powerboat have more flare in its topsides than another? And what is flare? Why do some hull shapes look "right"? How big an engine and propeller will it take to move that powerboat? What elements make a boat safe, or comfortable? Understanding Boat Design has been the place to look for quick, uncomplicated answers since 1971. Founder of the Yacht Design Institute, a highly respected designer for more than 30 years, and a frequent contributor to SAIL, Cruising World, and other magazines, Ted Brewer has again revised his classic primer. This new volume has been greatly expanded and contains information on many aspects of design that were not even thought of twenty years ago. Understanding Boat Design has eased tens of thousands of readers into the complex world of small-craft design. It is the ideal introduction for backyard boatbuilders, students of boat design, or someone looking to buy a first boat. "This tight little book should be required reading."--Soundings "A natural for those embarking on a first purchase, or the amateur builder."--Sailing "One of the cleanest and clearest expositions on the elements of yacht design ever published . . . by a naval architect who knows what he is talking about."--WoodenBoat

Yacht Design Explained

A Sailor's Guide to the Principles and Practice of Design
Author: Steve Killing,Doug Hunter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039304646X
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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The first guide to design aimed at every sailor, Yacht Design Explained uses state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic charts and photographs, and clear explanations to show what makes hulls, keels, ballast, rudders, foils, masts, and sails work. It reveals why certain designs perform well and others fail. The authors examine a range of boats, from a 14-foot dinghy to a 40-foot cruiser, from a catamaran to an offshore singlehander. They break through the often confusing physics of yacht design to provide an understanding that sailors can use to get the most out of their time afloat.

How to Design a Boat

Sail and Power
Author: John Teale
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408152053
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 144
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A guide that is designed to take the novice step-by-step through the stages of designing both power and sailing boats, explaining the reasons behind the procedures and using typical lines plans and working drawings to help understanding.

Principles of Yacht Design


Author: Rolf Eliasson,Lars Larsson,Michal Orych
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905555
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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Principles of Yacht Design has established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners as well as the boatbuilding industry as a whole. The fourth edition is completely revised and expanded and follows the design from scratch of a completely new yacht including all new computer-generated explanatory illustrations. As such, it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design. The authors have used a newly designed 41 foot performance cruiser to demonstrate the practical application of yacht design theory. Beginning with the yacht's specifications, the authors examine the vital topics of aero and hydrodynamics and conclude with practical matters such as the layout of the cockpit, deck and cabin, and provide a complete weight calculation for the boat. 'This book is deeply fascinating . . . a must.' Classic Boat 'The standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole.' Yachting Life (May 2007) 'A definitive work on yacht design.' Cruising

Understanding Yacht Design


Author: Ian Nicolson
Publisher: *Wiley Nautical
ISBN: 9781898660828
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Yacht Design According to Perry

My Boats and What Shaped Them
Author: Robert Perry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071596526
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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A great designer offers you a virtuoso tour through the world of sailboats Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyaging sailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, which has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yacht designer--he is also an accomplished wordsmith whose blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertaining boat reviews have captivated readers of Sailing magazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.

Elements of Yacht Design


Author: Norman Locke Skene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Shipbuilding
Page: 77
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All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance


Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071362047
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 1936
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What's the difference between a deep-vee hull and a modified vee? A planing hull and a displacement hull? Find the answers to these and scores of other frequently asked questions in All About Powerboats. Writing for any boater seeking a better understanding of modern powerboat design and handling, author Roger Marshall provides a well-illustrated, clear introduction to small powerboats (18 to 30 feet long) from the perspective of use. His practical advice on hull shape, engines, construction methods, steering systems, comfort, and safety gives today's boaters a thorough grounding in powerboat selection, use, and lore.

Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships

A Veteran Designer's Approach to Conceptual Vessel Design for the Layman and the Beginning Professional
Author: Cyrus Hamlin
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780870336218
Category: Transportation
Page: 294
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Intended for people who are not boat designers, this book describes how to bring a dream boat into being. Written by an experienced naval architect, it prepares intelligent amateurs create conceptual vessel designs ready for a naval architects finishing touches. Included are the basic rationales and data needed to undertake a designing project, presented in a style that successfully bridges the gap between technical approach of naval architecture and the simplification of consumer magazine articles. This volume covers a variety of watercraft, so it can be equally useful if youre envisioning a cruising yacht or a sixty-foot fishing boat.

Propeller Handbook, Second Edition: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers


Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071839587
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers—a first of its kind reference—fully revised and updated Propeller Handbook, Second Edition demystifies the operation, behavior and selection of propellers and provides practical and detailed advice in readable, easy-to-understand language. The book will enable readers to size and select the correct propeller for their boat or for boats they may be working on. Solutions to propeller problems, installation considerations, propeller shafting, number of blades and blade area, boat speed and powering calculations and considerations, and much more are discussed in detail. In the twenty-seven years since the publication of the first edition, Propeller Handbook, has become a cornerstone resource that marine-industry professionals rely on. All material from the previous edition is completely rewritten to reflect the author’s additional 27-years of experience in boat design and propeller selection since the first edition was introduced. Significant changes in the emphasis placed on factors such as blade area and propeller and engine matching, underlie the revised propeller-selection approach. Plus, the entire book has been updated to fully include metric and English units.

Practical Small Boat Designs


Author: John Atkin
Publisher: Wooden Boat Pub
ISBN: 9781934982051
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 175
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As fans of Atkin designs well know, the name Atkin has long been associated with the best in basic boats. If you are looking for the “right little boat” to build--or have built--or if you just enjoy dreaming over boat plans, you'll be more than pleased with this collection of John an Billy Atkin's most successful designs.Includes Willy Winship: 14' flat-bottom racing skiff, Liza Jane: 19' v-bottomed knockabout, Shore Liner: 24' flat-bottomed jib-headed sloop, Ninigret: 22' v-bottomed bassboat, Florence Oakland: 22'5” v-bottomed schooner, Finkeldink: 9' pram, Great Bear: 28' flat-bottomed sloop, Nina: 11'4” flat-bottomed sailing skiff, Handy Andy: 8' round-bottomed sailing dinghy, and more.Out of print for far too long, we've brought this book back into print, and updated with a new foreword by Mike O'Brien, long-time WoodenBoat magazine editor, and publisher of Boat Design Quarterly.

The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers


Author: Lucia del Sol Knight,Daniel Bruce MacNaughton,Llewellyn Howland, III
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393048766
Category: Reference
Page: 530
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An illustrative collection of the world's greatest yacht designers features fascinating entries by eighty experts and more than 800 photographs and drawings from legendary figures and contemporary designers.

The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers, and Owners


Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071703217
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 2756
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"This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks, and other boat parts, whether built of fiberglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel, or aluminum. In addition to the rules themselves, The Elements of Boat Strength offers their context: an in-depth, plain-English discussion of boatbuilding materials, methods, and practices that will guide you through all aspects of boat construction. Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel. What reviewers have said about Dave Gerr's books: Propeller Handbook "By far the best book available on the subject."--Sailing "The best layman's guide we've ever read."--Practical Sailor Dave Gerr and International Marine made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use."--WoodenBoat "Without doubt the definitive reference for selecting, installing, and understanding boat propellers."--Royal Navy Sailing Association Journal The Nature of Boats "If you are not nautically obsessed before reading this book, you will most certainly be afterward."--Sailing Fascinating potpourri of information about today's boats, modern and traditional."--WoodenBoat

Thirty Wooden Boats

A Second Catalog of Building Plans
Author: Wooden Boat Magazine
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 9780937822159
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 78
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Cynthis Curtis, Mike O'Brien, and Paul Lazarus have endeavored to provide readers with as much information as possible while maintaining an open and strongly visual format.

Yacht and Small Craft Design

From Principles to Practice
Author: Gordon Trower
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781852237097
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 174
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A highly illustrated guide to the principles and practice of designing of yachts and small craft, aimed at all those keen to build their own boat. Concentrating primarily on hull forms, sails, keels and rudders, the book also deals with the visual aspect of design, culminating in a step-by-step procedure for constructing a boat from scratch. The book assumes no great experience of mathematics of sailing theory.

Boats with an Open Mind: Seventy-Five Unconventional Designs and Concepts


Author: Philip C. Bolger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070063761
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
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Based on the author's articles from various magazines, these unconventional sail and power boat designs include dinghies, pirogues, row boats, schooners, catamarans, dugouts, houseboats, and more.

Building a Fiberglass Boat


Author: Arthur Edmunds
Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781892216168
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 206
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Arthur Edmunds is one of the country's top naval architects and his knowledge of the boat building industry has never been more apparent than in this book. Art has written this book so the reader, unfamiliar with the construction process, will understand every aspect of the process. But this is not a beginner's-only boat building book. Advanced craftsmen and top professionals have equally as much to learn from Art's years of experience. Art takes the reader from the first step of Building a Fiberglass Boat to the last step, in a manner that will certainly inspire all who ever pondered the notion. He expertly explains why a competent craftsman would want to undertake the seemingly overwhelming task of building his own boat. Art has described the two most popular sizes and styles of boats as examples for the project; a twenty-five-foot open boat and a thirty-three-foot cruising boat. Sail is also explained. By referring to these example boats, the reader can envision a boat of any size, limited only by the imagination. Everyone can learn from this book. If you have a boat just waiting to be built, you will now have the knowledge. If you never plan to build a boat, you will understand the entire process, making the Buying Experience far less confusing. There are no Trade Secrets, only knowledge not yet learned. Illustrated.

Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook

How to Design, Install, and Recognize Proper Systems in Boats
Author: Dave Gerr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643346
Category: Reference
Page: 320
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The First Ever Guide for Optimizing Boat Systems This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Writing for designers, builders, owners, buyers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and commercial vessels, Dave Gerr provides design and installation guidance for each major mechanical system plus pragmatic guidelines and real-world interpretations of American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and European standards. No marine professional or serious boater should be without Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook. "Dave Gerr has a knack for breaking down the more esoteric concepts of naval architecture into language that’s easily understood by the layman, which is one of the reasons why his writing often appears in the pages of SAIL. Another reason is his deep practical knowledge of the intricacies and subtleties of boat construction and systems, and the way they relate to each other. The subhead of Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook says it all--'how to design, install and recognize proper systems in boats.' Light reading this isn’t, but if you’re about to refit your boat or upgrade outdated systems, perhaps with some serious voyaging in mind, this book is a worthwhile investment. This is a unisex book, for both powerboaters and sailors; there’s no mention of sailing rigs, but every other conceivable system is covered more or less exhaustively." --PETER NIELSEN, SAIL, November 2009 Praise for Dave Gerr's previous books: The Elements of Boat Strength: “Certain books, because of their thoroughness, tend to become industry standards; such is the case with The Elements of Boat Strength.” --Ocean Navigator Propeller Handbook: “The best layman's guide we've ever read.” --Practical Sailor “Gerr made a complicated topic understandable and put it into a handbook that is easy to use.” --WoodenBoat The Nature of Boats: “Offers, in a disarmingly charming fashion, a look at all aspects of what makes a boat work. If you are not nautically obsessed prior to reading this book, you most certainly will be afterward.” --Sailing

Sensible Cruising Designs


Author: L. Francis Herreshoff
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780877422983
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 216
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L. Francis Herreshoff created some great yacht designs. His designs are marked by clean, sweeping lines and a simplicity of hull and rig that show that they have been drawn by a true artist. In each design, he strips away every non-essential and leaves the true elements of a masterpiece.