Understanding Yacht Design: For Boat Buyers, Owners & Novice Yacht Designers (Paperback)

Understanding Yacht Design: For Boat Buyers, Owners & Novice Yacht Designers By Ian Nicolson Cover Image
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Description


This book is great for novice designers who want to use pencil and paper or Computer Aided Design. Most of the maths has been replaced by simple rules of thumb. It is equally useful for boat owners who want to modify the hull, rig, deck layout or accommodation. It is invaluable to boat buyers who want to ask questions like: "How will she sail?"; "How much will she cost?"; "How easy is it to change things?" and "How can I reduce or increase sail area without upsetting the balance?". So, if you are any of the above, or simply have an interest in yacht design, this is the book for you.

About the Author


Ian Nicholson has been a yacht designer for over 50 years, following the example of his great grandfather who was closely involved in the design of the Cutty Sark. The younger Nicholson built a 30ft sloop in Canada and sailed it back to Britain single-handed, celebrating his 25th birthday at sea. He is now senior partner of A. Mylne & Co. - the oldest yacht design/survey firm in the world. He lectures at two universities and has probably written more technical book and articles than anyone. He also races the family Sigma 33 and has been on various race-winning boats since 1945.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781898660828
ISBN-10: 1898660824
Publisher: Fernhurst Books
Publication Date: February 28th, 2003
Pages: 126
Language: English