Startup books on boat design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Alex Gidi, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Alex Gidi
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    Alex Gidi Sailing to the end

    I am a new member of the forum. I am a mechanical engineer with long experience in fluid-mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and vibrations. Which has always been applied to Power Plants, Turbines, HVAC, Nuclear Reactors and Piping.

    As a hobby, I am really interested in learning boat design, in particular sail boats of any size. Can you recommend two good books to start with ?. I have already looked into the list of books posted on the web site, but not having any knowledge in the topic, they do not mean much to me.

    Yours truly
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    The Elements of Boat Strength by Dave Gerr and Elements of Yacht Design
    by Norman L. Skene
  3. Alex Gidi
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    Alex Gidi Sailing to the end

    Books in boat/yatch design

    thanks for the help
  4. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    Larsson, Eliasson: Principles of Yacht Design
    Glaughton...:Sailing Yacht Design, Theory and Sailing Yacht Design, Practice
  5. Tad
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    Tad Boat Designer

    " and books that told me everything about the wasp, except why." (Dylan Thomas)

    As you are an engineer perhaps the books mentioned above will appeal and make sense. They explain much about how to engineer a boat. They explain almost nothing about design. Skene's would be the most useful in the "why" department.

  6. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    Kinney's version of Skene's...basically Kinney's and a second on Principals...especally for an engineer.

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