Mulithull design

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  1. GBR1
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    Does anyone know of a design/theory book that covers curved asymmetrical foils and/or wing sails. I know this is all pretty new stuff but wondering if there are any books that cover some of these areas in detail?

    Many thanks

    GBR1
     
  2. Alik
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    Marchai 'Sail Performance'
    Norwood 'High Speed Sailing'
     
  3. forumtom
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    hey,

    Do you know any other book, that can be buy in Europe?
    thanks
     
  4. Manfred.pech
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    Books and foils

    Tom you can buy the books of Norwood and Marchaj with http://www.abebooks.com/ which is cheap and fast even in Hungary.
     
  5. Doug Lord
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    You might check out the "Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics" forum-for instance ,"Understanding Wing Technology" has a lot of info directly from Steve Clark and Tom Speer. Steves new "open source" wing is there.
    Curved asymetrical lifting foils are mentioned numerous times in the "Multihulls" forum-you could contact people like Martin Fischer and other multihull designers for the latest thinking. Almost every new multihull designed for speed uses curved lifting foils in the amas as I'm sure you know.
    You might find some interesting info in the "Sailboats" forum where Virbac-Paprec3 has just won the BWR using curved asymetrical lifting foils-a first for monohull keelboats using the foils to win a round the world race.

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/sailboats/

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/multihulls/

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/hydrodynamics-aerodynamics/
     
  6. forumtom
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    Manfred,

    Thanks a lot!

    I will try to find it.
     
  7. GBR1
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    Many thanks for your help people.....
     
  8. forumtom
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    GBR1 you didn't like the book that they advised or?
     
  9. GBR1
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    @forumtom

    I have not had a chance to look at the books yet, just reading through the forum pages that Doug recommended. All good info, so just saying thanks for the pointers..
     

  10. forumtom
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    Ah, I see, just misunderstood that "..." at the end. :)
     
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