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Stan Knife
09-27-2000, 04:46 PM
I am looking for books/information about scantling design of cold moulded vessels. I know that ABS and RINA have rules for wood boat scantlings, but is there an industry standard design methodology in use in the USA?

garland reese
09-27-2000, 06:20 PM
I think that McNaughton and Assoc. has some books on such things. I don't know thier web address, but you can look it up at the mother of all maritime links pages under the plans section.

09-27-2000, 08:25 PM
Reuel Parker, in his book, THE NEW COLD MOULDED BOATBUILDING gives a chart for hull
scantlings. Prior to offering his chart he
mentions ABS so I can only guess(and hope)
that he has done his homework.Maybe the
"Coasties" can cite a directive.??? They sure
enjoy inspecting them when they're completed.

09-28-2000, 09:17 AM
Sam Devlin in his book Devlin's Boat Building gives some scantling information. He should know, as he's built a many of them.


Mike Keers
09-28-2000, 12:31 PM
Ian Nicolson's book "Cold-Moulded and Strip-Planked Wood Boatbuilding", while not large has much useful information as well.
Mike K.