A little gem, first published in 1904 which, in these days of standard hulls, fills a much felt gap in our knowledge. We know so little about hull lines that it is really valuable to have at hand what is a standard work of reference. There are bits that no longer apply but the principles of hull design and what keeps a yacht going in heavy weather and light are intensely satisfying; the more so as we no longer for the most part commission an architect to design a yacht and watch its construction. An absorbing and classic work, well worth the effort to assimilate. Cruising Skene runs through many of the formulas used in yacht design, and their underlying principles. For the non-mathematician, it makes one realize how far off the mark most of our boats are. Buy this book and put your own boat s measurements into the formula. You will wonder how ever she stayed upright or went to windward. Whilst being a useful technical reference book on classic yacht design, this book is essential reading for those who want to make a meaningful contribution to the rig debate Royal Naval Sailing Association
This is the original edition of the classic book on yacht design and one of the most famous books on yacht design ever written. This book is a practical and concise presentation of some of the operations involved in designing yachts of all types. At last this book will be available for boatbuilders, aspiring naval architects and sailors who need it for frequent reference. The index has been completely revised and expanded.