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Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships

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Preliminary Design of Boats and ShipsBy Cyrus Hamlin
Subtitled 'A designer's approach to conceptual vessel design for the layman and beginning professional.'
An essentially non-mathematical approach to small craft design, that takes the reader, would be builder, designer or client through the design cycle refining the results with each iteration.
Selected Contents:
Part One: Groundwork.
Tools of the trade
Sketching, Vessel Geometry, Calculations, The Forces of Nature, Vessels in Nature, People afloat.
Part two: The Actual Design.
The design process, A Vessel's function, Aestetics and Delights, Construction , Powering, Economics, Power Yachts, Sailing Craft, Commercial Craft
Institutional Craft.
Part Three: Implementation
Specifications, A visit to the Naval Architect,
Appendices, Addresses, Useful data, Symbols, Planning for profitablility, Glossary, Bibliography and index.
New Printing 2010
294 pp. B&W drawings and tables.