Understanding Boat Design

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by Ted Brewer

147 pp., softcover
4th Edition

This is an ideal introduction for backyard boatbuilders, students of boat design, or someone looking to buy a first boat.

Table of Contents:


  • Boats for Every Purpose
  • Hull Shapes
  • Interpreting the Lines Drawing
  • Lateral Plane
  • Sailboat Rigs
  • Powering
  • Aesthetics
  • The Accommodation Layout
  • Safety at Sea
  • Construction
  • Plans, The Designer, and You
  • Amateur Boatbuilding
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    Carl Frey
    There is a lot more to boat deign than good looks

    Here is a book for all those boat appreciators that read articles in WoodenBoat but don't know their deadrise from their topside and need a better understanding of how choices in hull shape, rigging, and layout impact boat performance. This book will not make you a naval architect but it will guide in the choices to consider in the selection of the boat you decide to buy or build.

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