Ship design

This chapter sets the scene for the rest of the book. By discussing the design of ships in general terms the importance of their various attributes becomes clear. Those which are the concern of the naval architect are then dealt with in more detail in later chapters.

A modern ship is very expensive to build and is expected to operate efficiently over a long time span, often in excess of 25 years. Unlike other forms of transport there are no prototypes. Even with a class of ships, the first of that class is expected to be commercially useful from the date of acceptance into service. This places a great responsibility on the designer to 'get things right'. In the early days of design it is relatively easy, quick and cheap to introduce changes. Thus time spent early on in looking at a wide range of options is time well spent. It is, of course, for the prospective owner to say what is needed so the starting point is a good set of requirements.

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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