Looking for Book's
What books can I buy that will help me with Yacht Design? I am very interested in it as a hobby. I have Steve Killings Book and love it and I am after more on how Yachts are designed and how it is done. So what books could I buy that would help me with the actual designing?
Killing is great; here are some others:
"Princibles of Yacht Design" by Larsson and Eliasson ; "Design of Sailing Yachts" by Pierre Gutelle; "Elements of Boat Strength" and others by Dave Gerr; Every book by Marchaj including "The Aerohydrodynamics of Sailing"; "Seaworthiness:the Forgotten Factor","Sail Performance" ; "Skenes Elements of Yacht Design",revised edition by Francis S. Kinney; "Saiing Yacht Design by Douglas Phillips Birt; The Art and Science of Sails by Tom Whidden ; "Sail Power" by Wallace Ross ;"Maximum Sail Power" by Brian Hancock and "Marine Composites" by Eric Greene Associates.
How could I have forgotten,one of my favourites: "High Performance Sailing" by Frank Bethwaite and a new book by Bethwaite-maybe this year...
Last edited by Doug Lord : 04-28-2005 at 11:48 PM. Reason: add info
For the more prosaic aspects of yacht design, I'd add:
Nicholson, Ian, "Boat Data Book," Sheriden House, NY, 1995.
Miller, Conrad, "Engines for Sailboats," Ziff-Davis, USA, 1978.
Calder, Nigel, "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual," International Marine, Camden, ME, 1996.
"The Gougeon Brothers On Boat Construction," Gougeon Bros. Inc., Bay City, MI, 1985.
Greene, Eric, "Marine Composites," http://www.marinecomposites.com/
Coles, Adlard & Bruce, Peter, "Heavy Weather Sailing," International Marine, 1996.
Shane, Victor, "Drag Device Data Base," Para-Anchors International, Summerland, CA, 1998. (There may be a more recent edition - it's continually updated.)
Dias, Antonio, "Designer and Client," Wooden Boat Publications, Brooklin, ME, 1998.
Rogers, Larry V., "Boat Owner's Legal & Financial Advisor," International Marine, Camden, ME, 1994.
Kanter, Charles, "Cruising On More Than One Hull!" Sailco Press, Key Largo, FL, 1992.
White, Chris, "The Cruising Multihull," International Marine, Camden, ME, 1997.
Brown, Jim, "The Case For The Cruising Trimaran," International Marine, Camden, ME, 1979.
Hughes, Kurt, "Sailng Designs," Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs, Seattle, WA, 2004.
Shuttleworth, John, "Multihull Designs," John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs, LTD, London, UK, 1998.
If you get any then make sure you read "Seaworthiness:the Forgotten Factor" a wake up call to some designers.