BOAT AND YACHT DESIGN. Page one.
THE DESIGN PROCESS.
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INTRODUCTION TO YACHT DESIGN,
By Ian Nicolson. Paperback, 170mm x 238mm, 95 pages, black & white line drawings and illustrations.
For all those who love boats, their ‘lines’ are an essential element in the appreciation of individual craft. But what are these lines and how are they created?
This book introduces the reader to the principles of yacht design in a straightforward and understandable manner to allow them to be aware of the elements and processes involved. Most of the maths has been replaced with simple rules of thumb.
This will be invaluable to the boat owner to be aware of the characteristics of their design, and it will help them if they want to modify the hull, rig, deck layout or accommodation.
It will be equally useful 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?”.
Boat owners and buyers will be able to feel more confident when talking to designers and boatbuilders about their current or future boat.
So, if you are any of the above, or simply have an interest in yacht design, this is the book for you!
NZ$50.00 + Delivery
PRINCIPLES OF YACHT DESIGN,
By Lars Larsson, Rolf E Eliasson and Michal Orych. Hardback, 200mm x 270mm, 400 pages, full colour line drawings and illustrations.
This book has established itself as the standard book on the subject for practicing designers, naval architecture students and discerning boat owners,
as well as the boatbuilding industry as a whole.
The fifth edition is completely revised and expanded. It examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design.
The new edition includes new findings from recent research in aero and hydrodynamics, as well as covering the most recent changes to building standards.
The authors have used a newly built 41-foot performance cruiser to demonstrate the practical application of yacht design theory.
This new edition includes photos of the building process and detailed explanations.
NZ$140.00 + Delivery
ELEMENTS OF YACHT DESIGN, the Original Edition of the Classic Book on Yacht Design
By Norman L. Skene. Pbk, 155mm x 235mm, 254 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
Skene's Elements of Yacht Design is one of the most famous yacht design books ever written. First published in 1904, Skene did several revisions, the last of which was published in 1938 - this is the edition reproduced here in its original form. In 1962 the book was completely revised by Francis S. Kinney. A last version was published in 1973 and it has long been out of print.
Whilst this reprint may be looked on as a piece of history, to do so is to miss the main value of the book. The hydrostatic and aerodynamic principles described in this book in detail with tables and graphs, are basic principles and therefore timeless. They are as immutable in application as the method of working out a celestial position line. These sailing ship design elements are very well and concisely described; the book is warmly recommended to anyone interested in the tabular and quantitative information needed for yacht design. Hence presumably its popularity nearly 100 years ago!
NZ$65.00 + Delivery
THE ELEMENTS OF BOAT STRENGTH, for Builders, Designers and Owners.
By Dave Gurr. Hbk, 190mm x 240mm, 368 pages, 0.84kg. monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
The author is an acclaimed technical author and naval architect; he has created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions, or scantlings, of hulls, decks and other boat parts, whether built of fibreglass, wood, wood-epoxy composite, steel or aluminium.
In addition to the rules themselves this book offers their context: and in depth, plain-English descriptions of boatbuilding materials, methods and practices that will guide the user through all aspects of boat construction.
This book has all of the formulas, tables, illustrations and charts needed to judge how heavy each piece of the boat needs to be to last long and voyage safely.
NZ$70.00 + delivery.
UNDERSTANDING BOAT DESIGN, 4th Edition.
By Ted Brewer. Pbk, 0.29 kgs, 185mm x 235mm, 147 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
This book has long been the recognised easy-reading guide to the principles of boat design, and provides the answers to a score of questions about hull shape, rig design, keel configurations, engines, and safety aspects in stability. Used and recommended by the national boat-building school, it has eased tens of thousands of readers worldwide into the complex world of yacht design. It is an ideal introduction for backyard builders, students of boat design, someone looking to buy their first boat, or merely the armchair enthusiast.
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
UNDERSTANDING YACHT DESIGN.
By Ian Nicolson. Paperback, 0.28 kgs, 170mm x 240mm, 126 pages, monochrome drawings. Reprinted 2015
This book is for novice designers who want to use pencil and paper of Computer Aided Design. Most of the maths has been replaced by simple rule of thumb. It will be equally useful to boat owners who want to modify the hull, rig, deck layout or accommodation. It will be invaluable to boat buyers who want to answer questions like: how will she sail? How much will she cost? How easy is it to change things/ How can i reduce or increase sail area without upsetting the balance?
Ian Nicolson has been a yacht designer for over 50 years, following the example of hs great grandfather who was closely involved in the design of the Cutty Sark the younger Nicolson built a 30ft sloop in Canada and sailed it back to Britain single-handed, celebrating his 25th birthday at sea. He is now a senior partner in the oldest yacht design/survey firm in the world (A. Mylne & Co). He lectures at two universities and has probably written more technical books and articles than anyone. He also races the family Sigma 33 and has been on various race-winning boats since 1945.
NZ$45.00 + delivery.
AERO-HYDRODYNAMICS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF SAILING YACHTS.
By Fabio Fossati. Paperback, 192mm x 253mm, 354 pages, full colour & monochrome photos,line drawings and illustrations.
Drawing on state-of-the-art performance testing techniques in wind tunnels and towing tanks, it provides invaluable new insights into how and why a sailing yacht behaves as it does. Fabio Fossati, a world expert in the field, has conducted years of research in wind tunnels, including work for several America's Cup campaigns, and his results represent the latest knowledge on the subject.
This book presents a systematic analysis of the basic factors governing the behavior of a yacht under sail. Using simple mathematics and illustrating his findings with tables, graphs and helpful colour photographs, Fossati examines the principles of fluid dynamics applied to sailing yachts, and the main aerodynamics and hydrodynamic aspects that determine their behaviour under way.
From the latest research in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics right through to performance prediction, this book covers:
Hydrodynamics of a sailing yacht - resistance components and scaling laws.
Hull and keel forms - thin airfoil characteristics
Sail aerodynamics - aerodynamic forces and moments
Dynamics of a yacht - velocity, heeling effects, steering performance and stability
Physical model testing - wind tunnels, towing tanks, scaling problems, close-hauled and downwind testing, sail plan optimisation, hull appendages
Performance prediction - Velocity Prediction Programs, forces modelling, hydro and aerodynamic models
The ORC International Rating Rule
NZ$110.00 + Delivery
PETE CULLER ON WOODEN BOATS.
Edited By John Burke. Pbk, 215mm x 275mm, 386 pages, monochrome photographs and line drawings.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, R.D. "Pete" Culler was one of a triumvirate of small-boat authorities - along with John Gardener and Howard Chapelle - whose writings kept traditional wooden-boat design and building alive in America. Culler was also a superlative boat designer and builder in his own right. His designs are classic melds of elegance and utility, and his workmanship is akin to artistry.
Collected here is the best of Pete Culler, including the complete texts of his two classic books - Skiffs & Schooners and Boats, Oars and Rowing - along with articles from The Mariner's Catalogs and commentaries from Pete Culler's Boats: The Complete Design Catalog. A blend of clarity, good sense, insight, and wry humor. Culler's writing helped launch the wooden boat revival and inspired a generation of enthusiasts. He remains an unimpeachable authority on the design, building, and use of traditional small boats, and this collected wit and wisdom is a vital reference and a source of unending pleasure and fascination for builders and owners of small wooden boats.
NZ$55.00 + delivery.
THE GAFF RIG HANDBOOK.
By John Leather. Paperback, 210mm x 276mm, 240 pages, black and white photos and line drawings.
To many, a well built wooden craft of superior traditional design, with gaff rig, is a thing of unparalleled beauty.
From the humble waterman's boat to the sturdy North Sea fishing smacks to the great racing cutters of the late 19th century, gaff rig has proved effective, versatile, and greatly admired.
Over the past 40 years, this book has become internationally regarded as the definitive reference for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing either an existing gaff rigged craft or a new one. It outlines the practical aspects of the rig, masts, spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the developments of gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and France.
The Gaff Rig Handbook provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved over centuries and which is strongly extending its use for pleasure sailing in the 21st century.
NZ$75.00 + Delivery
PRACTICAL JUNK RIG.
By HG Hasler & JK McLeod. Softcover, 0.64 kg 220mm x 276mm, 243 pages, black and white line drawings. Reprinted 2011
The fore-and-aft Chinese junk rig is incomparably safe, seamanlike and easy to handle. As such, it is particularly suitable for small boats and for shorthanded or family sailing in all weather.
In this encyclopedic volume the late "Blondie" Hasler and his partner Jock McLeod, both pre-eminent in their field, have synthesized 25 years of research and development of the junk rig as adapted to western craft. It is a work which has been welcomed by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to design one. First published in 1988, it has become the definitive work on the subject.
Practical Junk Rig examines the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs and discusses how best to sail them. It is not a historical treatise but rather a detailed analysis of the intricacies of the rig, which will be of absorbing interest to both amateur owners and professional designers. It examines the rig in detail, the principles that underlie it, considers possible alternative shapes and arrangements and, of course, performance, all assisted by a wealth of detailed line illustrations.
NZ$130.00 + Delivery
THE NATURE OF BOATS
By Dave Gerr. Paperback, 0.73kg, 245mm x 200mm, 418 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
For the yacht designer, the owner who wants to know "why" or the person just interested, naval architect Dave Gerr has put together this collection of facts, graphs, stories and drawings which illustrate many of the more obscure details of why a boat performs (or doesn’t) the way it should. Written in an easy narrative style with a very wide range of information covered. This is a real treasure trove for anyone who enjoys thinking about boats. Recently released in a more economical paperback format.
NZ$60.00 + Delivery.