Yacht Designer Bible Poll

Discussion in 'Forum Questions and Suggestions' started by Yacht Skipper, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Yacht Skipper
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    Yacht Skipper Junior Member

    Hello, I was searching for the Yacht designer Bible.
    I see plenty of books, I would love to have the money and time to buy them all and read them all, but it's not the case.
    If everybody had to choose 1 book to be considered as the ultimate Yacht Designer Bible for application to sailboats.
    Which one would you choose ?
    That would be interesting to have a poll on this.

    Thanks
     
  2. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    From a divulgative (but rigurous) point of view, I think Larsson/Eliasson's "Principles of Yacht Design" is hard to beat.
    Cheers.
     
  3. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    I'd agree
    "Priciples......" is definately the most up to date thorough walkthrough of design and it's authors are academics so it is a thorough approach.

    A more inate understanding of the hydrodynamics is given by Pier Gutelle in "The design of sailing yachts" but it is more fundamental that "Principles". Piers book is a re-compilation and update of Marchajs earlier aerohydrodynamics which was a bit disjointed.
    Cheers
     
  4. Man Overboard
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    Man Overboard Tom Fugate

    Mike,
    Concerning "The design of sailing yachts" is there any new information added that might be worth the purchase? I have Marchaj's Aerohydrodynamics of Sailing, now 16 years old (and all his other books). I'm curios as to the differance between the two.
     
  5. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Tom
    It's very similar, a few updated studies and references but far better to read. He plagaurised a lot of Marchaj's work (according to Marchaj).
    cheers
     
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