Sail Layout books

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by kdhorton, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. kdhorton
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    kdhorton HM Small Boat Designer

    Hello all,

    I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of a book that will help with the designing of sail layouts- what will work, etc. I have some basic square footage literature in some of my design books, but of the two I am reading through one is a technical introduction to Naval Architecture by Tupper focusing on much larger vessels (but good knowledge to have) and the other is a basic guide to boat design, with very basic formulas for people thinking to build and/or design a much smaller boat. The second has some basic square footage formulas for sail area calculations, but I would like to be pointed in the direction of what rig works best for what, and how to lay it out.

    Just FYI, I'm not a student who's not done his homework, or looking to design the next Titanic (pun intended). I just want dabble in my shop and computer.
     
  2. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    Hi KdHorton,

    Just thought I throw this your way. I've started a similar thread that may help.
    "lug sail rigging info"
    I think some of the replies I got, may be helpful to you as well.

    regards,
    DE
     
  3. kdhorton
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    kdhorton HM Small Boat Designer

    Thanks! That's pretty much what I'm looking for, for starters.
     
  4. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    A great book is:" The Art and Science of Sails" by Tom Whidden. "A Guide to Modern Materials, Constructions, Aerodynamics, Upkeep and Use". An indispensible book for a complete overview of sails.
    ISBN 0-312-04417-8 Published by St Martins Press New York
    Copyright 1990
     

  5. CutOnce

    CutOnce Previous Member


    Check out the Sailcut program. It is open source and does just about anything.

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    CutOnce
     
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