Originally Posted by NYCAP123
This may get me into trouble, but what the heck. Look at the old sailing ships with miles of rigging and acres of sail, tall and loaded with gun and balast and know that many of the designers of these ships never spent one day in school. Get yourself to sea . Feel it roll beneath your feet. There are too many people designing boats and yachts today who should be designing apartment buildings.
The first thing that popped into my mind when I read that is the Vasa
, a beautiful ship that I visited in a museum in Stockholm. It matches the description perfectly, and it sunk after the first few minutes of sailing.
(more info :http://www.vasamuseet.se/sitecore/co...story/why.aspx
Sorry, couldn't help it.
Archivo, there's not much statistics on form coefficients to be found on the web. Just like you won't find the recipe of Coca-cola...
You can find a lot of useful information on boatdesign.net on the "Principles of Naval Architecture".