Open 650 Design

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by bobby_mcgrath, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. bobby_mcgrath
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    bobby_mcgrath Junior Member

    Hi. ANother post from me. I am designing an Open 650 for a senior design project (2 semesters). Any suggestions/leads as to where I can get some design info, or just general suggestion regarding the design of these boats would be very helpful. This is the first boat that I have designed, so any/all info will be great. Thanks
  2. nemo
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    nemo Naval Architect

    Take a look to my website :)
    The design is not finished but I think it's not bad :)
  3. quicksail
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    quicksail Junior Member

    I have an older version of the rules somewhere on my machine. When I find it I will send it to you. Good to see some sailors designing sailboats at MUN. Do you have a VPP to test it? I woulds say it is a fine balance between wetted surface and maximum stability. At least that is what I found. I would develop a spreadsheet or some means of determining the max sail power for the lowest wetted surface. All within the rule limitations of course. Cheers and good luck, I will send you what I got.


  4. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

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