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The evolution of hull and keel forms – 1/2

The evolution of hull and keel forms – 1/2

As soon as early humans began to explore new territories for hunting and trading, they found more and more natural water barriers standing in their way. Some of these barriers were easily crossed, but others like big rivers, seas, and...

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The lines drawing

The lines drawing

Years ago, the first step to design a boat was to carve a small-scale model of the hull in wood. This model was then sawn into vertical and horizontal sections that were ultimately used to generate the drawings that allowed manufacturers...

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What is the Froude number?

What is the Froude number?

The Froude number is used in naval architecture to: predict the boat-created wave system that moves along with the boat as it makes its way through the water;determine the resistance to boat progress generated by that wave system; infer...

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Introducing the hull

Introducing the hull

The hull provides a volume to house accommodation, machinery, the supplies, and the cargo. It has to be seaworthy enough for the routes the yacht will sail and provide the lowest possible resistance to forward movement. It has to resist...

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