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Understanding Boat Design / Edition 4
     

Understanding Boat Design / Edition 4

by Ted Brewer
 

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ISBN-10: 0070076944

ISBN-13: 9780070076945

Pub. Date: 11/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070076945
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
489,170
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Boats for Every Purpose
2. Hull Shapes
3. Interpreting the Lines Drawing
4. Lateral Plane
5. Sailboat Rigs
6. Powering
7. Aesthetics
8. The Accomodation Layout
9. Safety at Sea
10. Construction
11. Plans, The Designer, and You
12. Amateur Boatbuilding
Appendices
A Portfolio of Brewer Designs
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Courtesy Examination
Suggested Reading
A Short Glossary
Index

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