Yacht Design School - Lesson 2a
Preliminary Design - Type, Size, Profile, & Accommodations

Revised 01/06/2014

Books To Be Read With This Lesson

  • Understanding Boat Design by Ted Brewer
  • Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships by Cyrus Hamlin

Minimum Tools for This Lesson if Using Computer Assisted Design
        Rhinoceros(r) (commonly known as Rhino) Version 4.0 or later


What You Will Receive With This Lesson
  • Shining Moon 36 Profile & Rig
  • Freedom's Song Lines
What You Will Learn In This Lesson
  • Introduction for Lessons 2a & 2b
  • Defining the Intended Use
  • Displacement
  • Deciding on a Type and Style
  • General Rules for Interiors and Human Proportions
  • Estimating Required Size
  • Use of Splines, Spline Weights and the Planimeter
  • Roughing Out Profile, Deck Plan and Accommodations
  • Why if the Above Were Not Done at This Time the Lines Would Be Poor Ones
  • Proper Layout of Drawings
  • Preview of Lesson 2b
  • Bibliography

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