Design and construction

Principles of yacht design and construction

Scaling factors

When boats vary in size not every value increases and diminishes at the same rate

Wheel or tiller?

When it comes down to steering there only two choices. How should you choose?

Water ballast

Water ballast – the possible advantages of adding weight to windward


It's an obvious truth that sailboats rely primarily on their sails to provide motive power.

Boat stability

A boat's stability depends on a number of different factors. This article covers the basics.

Keel loss - a catastrophe!

The loss of a keel puts the crew in very serious danger. Here's an alternative method of attaching it.

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