Principles of Yacht Design as design manual???

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by DCockey, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    I deliberately chose to use "recent" rather than "current" since a design can be "recent" without being "current".

    The Third Edition of PYD, published in 2007, covers bulb keels (pp 118-122) in about as much depth as it covers most other topics.

    Someone who has a good understanding of the principles of rig design and the associated calculations should be deal with different configurations. PYD does show a number of configurations in the chapter on rig construction.

    Perhaps some look at the graphs and formulas in PYD and assume it can be treated as a recipe for designing a sailboat without any other references and knowledge needed. I am not one of them.
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    I doubt if chainplates on plating could be as easily designed as "put them on the bulkhead". All the stuff like this I did see so far, had quite some reinforcement around them.

  3. Joakim
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    These boats are not lighter nor do they have better stability than the previous generation of C/R boats like First 31.7/36.7, X-362 Sport and Elan 31.
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