Boat design program help

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Raptorsailor, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Raptorsailor
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    Raptorsailor New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm doing a school presentation on sailing and I'd like to incorporate CFD/CAD examples of boats. Can Anyone Recommend free boat design software, as long as it works on windows or mac. (and FREE!!!!)
    I also want to explore in my spare time, different ways to make sailboats go faster using this software.
    One of these is a rear splitter that moves wing vortices (wing wash?) away from the hydrofoil thus increasing efficiency. This is probably a dead end, and if it isn't... it's probably been researched before.
    Any who... thanks for any response, good or bad. But I really don't know what to look for when it comes to this kind of software.

    chomp chomp
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You will be better off to get a CAD of a sailboat, unless you want to learn boat design. The best advice I ever got about presentations, was to only present on topics I am knowledgeable about. If someone asks you about something you designed, you should be able to answer about hydrodynamics, stability, structure, etc. A CAD from a reputable designer that includes that data gets you off the hook. You simply need to refer to the published data. What is the focus of your presentation?
  3. W9GFO
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    W9GFO Senior Member

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