Elements of Yacht Design (Reprint)

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Elements of Yacht Design (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 272 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781574091342
  • DDC分類 623.8223

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Skene's is one of the most famous books on yacht design ever written. First published in 1904, Skene did several revisions, the last of which was published in 1938 and reprinted here in its original form. In 1962, the book was completely revised by Francis S. Kinney and re-published as Skene's Elements of Yacht Design. Kinney's last version was in 1973 and it is long out of print. While the experts are divided on the relative merits of the different editions, it appears that there is strong demand for Skene's original work. At last the book is again available to the many boatbuilders. aspiring naval architects and sailors who need it for frequent reference. The index has been completely revised and expanded to make it more useful for today's readers. "This book is intended to be a practical and concise presentation of some of the operations involved in designing yachts of all types. Cumbersome and impractical methods which are so often found in more pretentious works on naval architecture have been avoided. Those presented have been in everyday use by the author." Thus wrote Norman L. Skene int he preface to the fifth edition of Elements of Yacht Design.

Table of Contents

  General Discussion                               3  (9)
Methods of Calculation 12 (18)
Relativity and Similitude 30 (5)
Displacement 35 (11)
Stability 46 (20)
Ballast 66 (7)
The Lateral Plane of Sailing Yachts 73 (9)
Design 82 (8)
The Sail Plan 90 (10)
The Rudder 100(7)
Spars and Rigging 107(15)
Cruisers 122(22)
The Racing Yacht 144(24)
Construction 168(13)
Resistance 181(29)
The Hydroplane 210(14)
Screw Propellers 224(17)
Yacht Models 241(10)
Index 251