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Marine Design Books covering Powerboat Design and Sailboat Design

Power (12)
 Books on powerboat design and powerboat design reviews.
Sail (30)
 Books on sailboat and sailing yacht design, reviews, rigs and rigging.
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John G. Alden and His Yacht Designs  10.00
"Between 1908 and 1954, John Alden employed the best draftsmen of his generation, and the legacy is 900 yacht designs that have proved as durable as they are graceful. The book is composed of two sections: The first is a biography of Alden, and the second consists of discussions, photos, and drawings of 100 of his best designs" By Robert W. Carrick, Richard Henderson, Donald G. Parrot. (Added: 12-Aug-2002 Hits: 1276) | Rate | Visit
Naval Architecture for Non-Naval Architects  0
"Benford's work is a good starting point for anyone who has wondered about the particulars of Naval Architecture and its principles... written in clear, easy to understand language, and discusses all the major aspects of ship design and production." (Added: 8-Jan-2001 Hits: 1937) | Rate | Visit
Practical Ship Design  5.00
by David G. M. Watson. Elsevier Ocean Engineering Book Series. Text book covering preliminary ship design and calculation. (Added: 26-Oct-1999 Hits: 1418) | Rate | Visit
Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships  7.25
A veteran designer's approach to conceptual vessel design for the layman and hte beginning professional. (Added: 26-Oct-1999 Hits: 5637) | Rate | Visit
Principles and Practices of Ship Stability  0
Basic and Modern Procedures by Leslie Granville Taylor. Transverse and longitudinal stability are dealt with at length, as are the form of design and curves, ballasting and dry-docking. (Added: 26-Jun-2001 Hits: 921) | Rate | Visit
Principles of Naval Architecture: Motions in Waves and Controllability  0
by Edward V. Lewis (Editor). "Load modeling, flow about the hull, propeller design, stability and control, sea waves, fairing." Printed by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. (Added: 4-Dec-2003 Hits: 908) | Rate | Visit
Seaworthiness : The Forgotten Factor  6.75
Tony Marchaj, an avid sailor and independent aerodynamics consultant, theorizes that the "increased casualities amongst contemporary yachts" is due to modern sailing yacht design, which, he feels, often sacrifices safety for speed. In this book, the author attempts to objectively consider "the design features" which contribute to a sailing yacht truly being seaworthy. (Added: 8-Oct-1999 Hits: 979) | Rate | Visit
Sensible Cruising Designs by L. Francis Herreshoff Sensible Cruising Designs by L. Francis Herreshoff  10.00
This book contains the plans for some of Herreshoff's best-loved boats, including Meadowlark, Rozinante, the H-28-in all, 49 plans for everything from a 16-foot double-paddle canoe to a 130-foot three-master (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 2883) | Rate | Visit
Ship and Aircraft Fairing and Development  0
For Draftsman and Loftsmen and Sheet Metal Workers by S. S. Rabl. (Added: 28-Nov-1999 Hits: 1278) | Rate | Visit
Ship Stability for Masters and Mates  0
by D. R. Derrett, B. Barrass, C. B. Barrass. "For those who need to know and fully understand ship stability, this is the only book you will ever have to own. It gives clear and simple instructions as well as worked examples of all aspects of stability." (Added: 24-May-2001 Hits: 849) | Rate | Visit
Simple Yacht Design  0
by Ian Nicolson. "Beginning with a rough sketch, this handy guide explains how to design both sailing and power yachts, whether by traditional methods or computer. Materials and construction techniques are covered, as are simple calculations, sail and deck plans, and engine and cabin layouts. A final segment discusses cost control, modifications and performance expectations." (Added: 23-Mar-2005 Hits: 924) | Rate | Visit
Skene's Elements of Yacht Design Skene's Elements of Yacht Design  6.33
By Norman L. Skene, Maynard Bray. "For information on everything from fastening size to rigging to propeller sizing this book is invaluable." (Added: 1-Oct-1999 Hits: 1158) | Rate | Visit
Super Yachts by John Julian. Super Yachts by John Julian.  0
The world's most luxurious yachts spanning nearly 100 years, from the launch of the classic schooner Shenandoah in 1902 to the christening of the futuristic sloop Kokomo in early 2000. A guided tour of each is accompanied by the fascinating details of the yacht's construction and the remarkable voyages it has undertaken. Magnificent color photography and specifications are provided for each of the 20 vessels. (Added: 24-Aug-2001 Hits: 2539) | Rate | Visit
Technology Common to Aero and Marine Engineering  0
Advances in Underwater Technology, Ocean Science and Offshore Engineering. (Added: 26-Oct-1999 Hits: 809) | Rate | Visit
The Elements of Boat Strength:  for Builders, Designers, and Owners. The Elements of Boat Strength: for Builders, Designers, and Owners.  8.60
by Dave Gerr. Convenient access to all the rules of thumb, tables, and graphs needed to determine how heavy and strong each piece of a boat should be. Both power and sailboats are covered, including hull, decks, reinforcing members, bulkheads, joints, fasteners, masts, and rigging. Fiberglass, steel, aluminum, wood, and wood-epoxy construction methods. (Added: 9-Nov-1999 Hits: 1629) | Rate | Visit

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