multihull design texts?

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  1. samh
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    Can anyone reccomend any books or papers on designing multi-hulls?

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  2. tspeer
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    Best article I've ever seen on sailing catamaran design: http://www.john-shuttleworth.com/Dogstar50-article.html
    And the essential primer on multihull seaworthiness: http://www.john-shuttleworth.com/Articles/NESTalk.html
    There are some interesting papers in Suttleworth's catalog that don't appear on his web site.

    Kurt Hughes' catalog (http://www.multihulldesigns.com/) has good info, too, as well as an extensive array of designs of all sizes that can serve as starting points for representative weights, sail areas and proportions.

    A Simonis cruising cat case study is in Claughton, Wellicome & Shenoi, "Sailing Yacht Design - Practice", Addison wesley Longman Ltd, 1998.

    An oldie but a good discussion of many practical design aspects: Brown, Jim, "The Case for the Cruising Trimaran", International Marine Publishing Co., 1979.

    Charles Kanter's "Cruising on More Than One Hull" (SAILCO Press, 1992) has a good survey of different types of mulithulls along with stats.

    Martin Schoon has some excellent engineering analyses at http://hem.bredband.net/b262106/Boat/tech.html

    The Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (http://www.csysonline.com/) has presented many articles on multihull design over the years - you can get back issues of the proceedings.
     
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    ...And Derek Harvey "Multihulls for Cruising and Racing", Adlard Coles Nautical
     
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    Joseph Norwood's "High Speed Sailing Design Factors". An oldie but a goodie. Adlard Coles
     
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    And Chris White's "Cruising Multihulls"
     
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    does anyone know about power multihull design in small (14-24) ft. craft. both fiberglass and or allum. either in production or design.
     
  7. PAR
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    Welcome to the forum Boatslink.

    To directly answer your question - yes, maybe there's something specific you'd like to know?
     
  8. Alik
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    Here are some our publications, mostly related to powercats:

    Nazarov A. Power catamarans: design for performance// 2nd Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium - Annapolis, USA, 2010.

    Nazarov A. Application of catamaran concept for small commercial, special and pleasure craft// 16th High Speed Marine Vessels Conference (HPMV-2011) - Shanghai, China, 2011. – E18.

    Nazarov A. Comfort on boats and yachts: design factors //Australian Power Multihull Vol.17. – May 2011.

    Nazarov A. Practical Small Craft Design: Combining Art with Science// The Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Marine Design Vol. 154 Part C1 2012.

    Nazarov A., Jabtanom P., Leeprasert A., Suebyiw P., Phormtan P. Expanding the Abilities: Design Development of Wheelchair Friendly Catamaran//The Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Marine Design Vol. 154 Part C1 2013.

    Nazarov A., Jabtanom P., Phormtan P., Leeprasert A., Suebyiw P. Catamarans as Superyachts// Design and Construction of Super & Mega Yachts, Genoa, Italy - 8-9 May 2013.

    And this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mrzImFiJk4&list=PLejgJW2zksIQ4l5zBHuXCedOOqd-zKOjC
     
  9. philSweet
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    edit: original msg deleted. A glitch at my end. I am watching fine now, but it took me several tries to find a work around.
     

  10. Alik
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    This is just YouTube video posted by event organizers, I can watch it normally...
     
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