Design That Perfect Hull
Blog / 09/22/2012

Design That Perfect Hull   Modern Era boat building is a highly professional and skilled job involving precision engineering. But you will be surprised to know that it is one of the oldest forms of engineering, beginning with the ordinary rowing boat to the huge merchant vessels and aircraft carriers sailing the high seas today; and the hull is the most critical part on which the entire structure is kept afloat. The hull being the basic structure of a boat, certain fundamental rules are to be followed while designing to provide stability to the boat and keep it afloat. Designers have to bear in mind to make the hull strong and simple with the buoyant center fixed at the right point ensuring the boat doesn’t get imbalanced by waves and topple over. The other important aspect is curving. Proper curving implies, the degree of curving that is being integrated at the sides of the boat is equal to the curvature of the base of the boat. This ensures equal pressure of water on all sides of the boat for a streamlined, smooth and jerk-free sailing. The above facts enable you to design hulls for Ballasted boat, Clinker-on-frame watercraft or Racer…

Hull Design – The Basic Rules to Follow
Blog / 08/23/2012

Hull Design – The Basic Rules to Follow   Many, who have kept a boat design close in mind, will no doubt have considered its hull design at some stage, where really, only few shapes spring to mind, because of the nature of making the boat floatable. Depending on the type of craft you want to build or create, e.g. something to laze in on a summer’s day, which doesn’t necessarily require speed, but comfort. Or the type of craft you want to sail into a glitzy harbor and impress your fellow sea mates; will undoubtedly come down to the structural aspect of the vessel. As the hull is the part of the boat most in contact with the water, it only makes perfect sense that its design is given due consideration. Therefore, it goes without saying, there are basic rules to enable you design your boat with absolute creativity, as well as keeping it safe on the water, whereby, all functioning components, including the hull, will come as a standard protocol. Thankfully, if you’re using state of the art software to build your boat, the design features will keep you within reason, when you begin to put your vessel…