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Please take note. This blog is in the process of moving to a new platform (WordPress) for many reasons (easier to publish being one).

The URL of the new blog platform is http://www.fromabarehull.com.

At the URL, you will find recent updates, and how to follow using Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

The plan is to provide timely, more detailed, project information as it happens.

In the future, this address will redirect to the new URL and the original content will be removed.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Library Recommendation

Yacht Design According to Perry Not just another book on yacht design, and, not a promotion for his boats. Written for technical and non-technical readers. He gives interesting and funny accounts behind the design and production of some of his designs, including the "less famous" ones. Includes layman descriptions of technical terms used in yacht design, what they mean and how they shape a boat's "character" (terms like Ballast/Displacement, Sail Area/Displacement, Prismatic coefficients, etc). Even if you don't own one of his designs, reading this book will give you insight to help you understand how and why your own boat behaves the way it does. We keep a copy aboard our 28 foot sloop and I am always browsing it late into the night by kerosene lamp. While it includes some math, no calculator required!

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