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    1. Boat Design

      Discuss boat design concepts, projects, plans, reviews, resources, and general design topics.
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    2. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics

      Technical discussion on fluid dynamics: theory and analysis.
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    3. Stability

      Discuss stability issues and calculations, power and sail.
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      Latest: Steadying sail fish53, Jan 25, 2020 at 4:26 AM
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    4. Class Societies

      Scantling Rules, updates and discussion on Society Classification: Lloyds, ABS, DNV, ISO ...
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      Latest: ISO 12215-5: 2019 JotM, Jan 24, 2020 at 2:10 AM
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    5. Powerboats

      Discuss production and custom powerboats and powerboat design.
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      Latest: Straight as she goes!! grady, Jan 27, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    6. Motorsailers

      Discuss monohull and multihull motorsailers and motorsailer design.
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    7. Sailboats

      Discuss monohull sailboat design, production and custom monohull sailboats.
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    8. Multihulls

      Discuss multi-hull sailboat design, production and custom sailing catamarans and trimarans.
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      Latest: Experimental Catamaran Hull Rocker: redreuben, Jan 28, 2020 at 6:18 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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      Latest: Lithium battery from electric cars for boat use BertKu, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    10. Software

      Discuss marine design software: hull design, fairing, modeling, rendering, and CNC.
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      Latest: PolyCad Nils Nyman, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:39 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: Help with scooter boat build Aransas Flats Rat, Jan 24, 2020 at 8:31 AM
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    1. Boatbuilding

      Discuss boatbuilding projects, methods, plans & kits, ask questions, and share your experiences.
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      Latest: 37' Deltaga gillnet to prawn converstion Deanpopil, Jan 28, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    2. Materials

      Discuss boatbuilding materials: composites, woods, metals, plastics, and finishes.
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      Latest: wood-free strip-plank? Mr Efficiency, Jan 28, 2020 at 8:40 PM
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    3. Marketplace

      Boatbuilding materials, tools, equipment, molds, tooling and custom projects for sale or trade.
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      Latest: 18 ft flats hull mold only Andy McCloud, Jan 28, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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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: How to learn boat design Malibrodic, Jan 11, 2020
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    2. Services & Employment

      Post positions available and marine design and boatbuilding services offered.
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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 26, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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