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    1. Boat Design

      Discuss boat design concepts, projects, plans, reviews, resources, and general design topics.
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      Latest: Spec. for coastal cruising boat jehardiman, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:57 AM
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    2. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics

      Technical discussion on fluid dynamics: theory and analysis.
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      Latest: Sea Keeping, Scatter Table (Mediterranean Sea) Dolfiman, Jan 15, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    3. Stability

      Discuss stability issues and calculations, power and sail.
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    4. Class Societies

      Scantling Rules, updates and discussion on Society Classification: Lloyds, ABS, DNV, ISO ...
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    5. Powerboats

      Discuss production and custom powerboats and powerboat design.
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    6. Motorsailers

      Discuss monohull and multihull motorsailers and motorsailer design.
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      Latest: 83' Hand Designed Motorsailer Doug Lord, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    7. Sailboats

      Discuss monohull sailboat design, production and custom monohull sailboats.
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      Latest: AC 36 Foiling Monohulls Doug Lord, Jan 15, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    8. Multihulls

      Discuss multi-hull sailboat design, production and custom sailing catamarans and trimarans.
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      Latest: Wing mast prebend MichaelRoberts, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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    9. OnBoard Electronics & Controls

      Discuss onboard mechanical, hydraulic, and electric control systems, monitoring, navigation, communication, systems integration and onboard computer systems.
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    10. Software

      Discuss marine design software: hull design, fairing, modeling, rendering, and CNC.
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      Latest: FREE!Ship New Project Model Questions machru, Jan 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    1. Option One

      Collaborative design of a power cruiser: trailerable, 300 mile range, economical at cruise & displacement speeds.
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      Latest: Cool trailerable boat parkland, Jan 9, 2015
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    2. Projects & Proposals

      An open forum to generate ideas for collaborative design projects.
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      Latest: Freelance Naval Architect Fideusch, Jan 8, 2019
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    1. Boatbuilding

      Discuss boatbuilding projects, methods, plans & kits, ask questions, and share your experiences.
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      Latest: restoring 1960 cabin cruiser boat kit Mr Efficiency, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:35 AM
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    2. Materials

      Discuss boatbuilding materials: composites, woods, metals, plastics, and finishes.
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      Latest: What kind of paint on the interior? Mr Efficiency, Jan 13, 2019 at 12:49 AM
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    3. Marketplace

      Boatbuilding materials, tools, equipment, molds, tooling and custom projects for sale or trade.
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      Latest: Farrier F22 Trimaran plans (sold) Haje74, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:08 AM
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    1. Education

      Discuss schools and programs of Naval Architecture and Yacht Design and entry paths into a boat design career.
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      Latest: Naval Architecture in Germany Radenpm9, Dec 17, 2018
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    2. Services & Employment

      Post positions available and marine design and boatbuilding services offered.
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      Latest: Spraypainting & Fairing Sunny Winters, Jan 7, 2019
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    1. All Things Boats & Boating

      Enjoy friendly conversation with other forum members and boaters on marine-related topics, boats, and boating in general.
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      Latest: Ocean News ImaginaryNumber, Jan 12, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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