Re: Small Boat Design Boo

Posted by Laszlo on Mar 15, 2005


They're not specifically for small boats, but "Understanding Boat Design" by Edward S. Brewer and "Designing Power & Sail" by Arthur Edmunds will give you a good background that is applicable from small single-person boats to fishing trawlers and sail cruisers. Many of the issues are the same for all sizes, as is the terminology.

The first book is more of a general introduction, the second is an actual designer's tool with formulas, tables, etc. Both are quite well illustrated and good reads. I got my copies at

Good luck,


In Response to: Small Boat Design Book by Parke on Mar 15, 2005



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