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    Default There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Going back around 25 years, there was a book, I believe a British book, from one of the better known boat designers, containing design relevant data. IIRC, stuff like how much can people pull (normally), sheet loads, ... ...

    At the time, I didn't buy it because it was a bit dear and I did not need it. Now, I'd fancy a copy, but don't remember author and title.

    Can anyone point me at title and author?

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Could be 'The Boat Data Book' by Ian Nicolson and Richard Nicolson ?

    Published by Adlard Coles (UK). I think that the latest edition is the 7th (2014).
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    Thank you, perfect, that was the one!!!!

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Bitte !
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    There once was a book of design relevant data
    for boats, with details and schemata
    You asked for a source
    And found fast recourse
    Leaving behind limerick lines, pro rata
    Last edited by pez_leon; 03-22-2021 at 11:49 AM.

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    And once the book you have acquired,
    Hoping your thought will be inspired,
    You’ll fill up your mind,
    With facts of all kind,
    Leaving your brain confused and tired.
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Nicholson's book is great, but sometimes you just gotta add a few things...

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Ah, but where to order that one...?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Nicholson's book is great, but sometimes you just gotta add a few things...
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Sadly, it one of the kind that you have to build yourself. That one is about thirty years in the making, and isn't done yet.
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Michael, I believe a second 3" 3-ring binder is in your future !!

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    I have bookshelves full of them. Some of them I even use occasionally.
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Nicholson's book is great, but sometimes you just gotta add a few things...
    difficult to set to verse
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    MMD, if you ever publish, let me know and I will buy a copy.

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    I could get you a deal on cover art.

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    There's also "Skene's Elements of Yacht Design" by Norman Locke Skene, Francis S . Kinney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henning 4148 View Post
    MMD, if you ever publish, let me know and I will buy a copy.
    There is a lot of stuff in that binder that is pretty much useless information to most folk, Henning. Such as, did you know that he specific gravity of herring is 0.968?

    Rob, the cover art begs for a cartoon of me, scratching my head in puzzlement at a boat plan...
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Is the SG of Atlantic herring identical to SG of Pacific Herring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Is the SG of Atlantic herring identical to SG of Pacific Herring?
    That is a good question. The data I have was supplied by the NS Dept. of Fisheries.
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    I was thinking of the Monty Python swallows bit.

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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Well, that's just silly, innit? Everybody knows that herring don't have hands, so they can't clap the coconut shells together...
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    Default Re: There once was a book of design relevant data ...

    Yeah, Ian. How in the heck is a herring supposed to swim with a coconut? Will he grasp it in his jaws, then?

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