Sailboat building literature

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  1. pironiero
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    uhh do you mean that 3rd edition has more powerboat content? or its just a typo?
     
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    Looks like my sentence was not clear. The amount of powerboat specific information in the 4th edition appears to be only slightly more than in the 3rd edition.
     
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    okay got you, thanks
    Do you have any recent literature suggestions by any chance?
     
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    Literature about what?
     
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    sailboat building =)
     
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    The University of Southampton published two volumes based on a seminar held in 1998 - Sailing Yacht Design: Theory and Sailing Yacht Design: Practice. The books are essays on a wide range of subjects, very informative but I would not consider the information as sufficient by itself to guide the design of a boat. I purchased my copies about ten years ago directly from the Wolfson Unit, University of Southampton. Contact the Wolfson Unit directly if you are interseted. Sailing Yacht Design Books | Wolfson Unit MTIA http://www.wumtia.soton.ac.uk/about-us/sailing-yacht-design-books

    The Wolfson Unit at the University of Southampton has a number of technical papers available for free download: Published papers and articles | Wolfson Unit MTIA http://www.wumtia.soton.ac.uk/about-us/published-papers

    Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts by Fabio Fossati, 2009, has a lot of information about the title subjet but nothing about structure.

    Dave Gerr's book The Elements of Boat Strength has a method for determining scantlings which seems to be popular. It was published in 2000, uses a simple, mostly empirical approach, and does not consider the ISO rules. However I've talked to several designers who said it is easy to follow though it has a reputation for producing boats which may be heavier than necessary. A paper by Gerr describing the method is available for free download at https://gerrmarine.com/ELEMENTS_OF_BOAT_STRENGTH/BoatStrengthIBEX.pdf
     
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    Thank you
     
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