The structural design of adequately strong, light weight yachts is studied with emphasis upon optimum strength to weight tempered by the practical considerations of cost, durability and construction capabilities. The properties and relative weights of the principal construction materials are reviewed. Design philosophy and its implementation for the hull, deck and hard points are developed. Specific examples of interest for rational design are offered. Builder's problems of materials and craftsmanship are discussed.
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Yacht Structural Design for Light Scantlings
Paper presented at the SNAME 4th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1979.
Paper Number: SNAME-CSYS-1979-005
Published: January 20 1979
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Herreshoff, Halsey C. "Yacht Structural Design for Light Scantlings." Paper presented at the SNAME 4th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1979. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1979-005
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