Yacht Design Explained

Yacht Design Explained

A Sailor's Guide to the Principals and Practice of Design

Book - 1998
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Norton Pub
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.
At last, sailboat design explained in a way that all boat owners can understand and put to use.

Blackwell North Amer
At last, yacht design explained in a way that all sailors can understand and put to use in their sailing, in buying a new boat, or in modifying an existing one.
Yacht Design Explained uses state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic charts and photographs, and lucid prose to reveal how sailboats work. It explores why certain designs perform well and others fail, and why some established hull shapes have endured while technology-driven tank-tested ones have bombed.
The authors examine a range of crafts, from a high-performance dinghy to a 35-foot racer-cruiser, from a cruising catamaran to an offshore singlehander, breaking 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.
Yacht Design Explained explores ballast, foils, hull shape, keels, sails, rigs, and rudders, describing the fundamentals behind them.

Publisher: New York, N.Y : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, c1998
ISBN: 9780393046465
039304646X
Characteristics: 256 p ; cm
Additional Contributors: Hunter, Doug

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