The Design Spiral, or where to start building a boat.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by apex1, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. MikeJohns
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    Good thread Richard.

    For the most part I think those involved with boating realise that designing / building is not as simple as it sounds.

    I think there are too many that has no clue, gets a bee in the bonnet and hell or high water is going to do this himself - the cheap, quick and uninformed way. You know the argumant, what possible can someone else know that I don't already.

    The problem is when this guy succeeds - kind of. The boat floats but has a few hidden problems never mentioned and it could become somone else's problem.
     
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    Thanks Fanie.

    Well that was the intention, to avoid the cheap, quick and uninformed way of doing it. A way, unfortunately, even choosen by "experts" sometimes.

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    Even on the trailer it doesn't look right. Looks more like a building than a boat.
     
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    Just did a search for this. Didn't see it anywhere. I think it would be good to post in its own thread. Should be required reading for everyone here! ;)
     
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    thanks Apex. Was a little surprised I didn't see it.

    Maybe doesn't hurt to drive it home.
     
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    This is a great post and the document is a MUST read ....

    Thx Richard for this post !!
     
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    This is a great reference thread.
     
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    Thanks for the post and links guys.

    Larsson and Eliasson's Principles of Yacht Design has a description of the design spiral also, and he lays his book out accordingly.

    The test of a description of the design spiral is "can a team of designers work together effectively and efficiently while following it?" Anyone with any experience attempting working in teams with a formal description of the process?

    ~ Michael
     

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    Wow that's a naval architect take on "you do not need to be a naval architect" things
     
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