Herreshoff American Masterpieces

Author: Maynard Bray
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248496
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Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company—led by its founding spirit, the brilliant designer Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848–1938)— constructed the most thrilling, innovative, and graceful boats ever built in the United States, not only lavish yachts and thoroughbred racing classes but also daysailers and dinghies, weekend cruisers and motor launches. Marine historian Maynard Bray and Herreshoff expert Claas van der Linde, in collaboration with renowned nautical photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, present the very finest of the Herreshoff designs afloat today, with insightful commentary on design evolution in every facet from lines to displacement to hardware, accompanied by full-color images of each vessel both in detail and under way, as well as unique color reproductions of Herreshoff’s own archival plans and drawings. Each entry incorporates a history of the boat (or class), its owners, race results, and fate, celebrating the many that still grace our waters.


Author: Friedrich-Wilhelm Pohl
ISBN: 9783768818391
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Sensible cruising designs

Author: Lewis Francis Herreshoff
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
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L. Francis Herreshoff created some great yacht designs. His designs are marked by clean, sweeping lines and a simplicity of hull and rig that show that they have been drawn by a true artist. In each design, he strips away every non-essential and leaves the true elements of a masterpiece. His father, Nathanael G. Herreshoff, had the same genius, but whereas the work of the father emphasized engineering perfection, the work of the son emphasized artistic perfection. Francis Herreshoff's work certainly shows the influence of his father, but his designs are tempered with an even older tradition. One of Captain Nat's famous designs was the little Buzzards Bay 12 1/2-footer, which may be examined in the plans at the back of this book in the form of Francis Herreshoff's slightly enlarged copy, the Buzzards Bay 14-footer. It is interesting to note the influence of this design on L. Francis' well-known cruising ketch, the H-28. But the schooner yacht America, which came out decades before Captain Nat began designing yachts, also had considerable influence on several famous Francis Herreshoff designs, such as the Tioga II, now Ticonderoga. And L. Francis was obviously intrigued with the possibilities of the double-ender, an ancient form of hull. The primary designs in this book are based on L. Francis Herreshoff's series of articles in the Rudder magazine of the 1940's and 1950's detailing how to build many of his designs. It was a very popular series, and a considerable number of boats were built according to the plans and instructions L. Francis included. We have added to these design plans for 46 additional small craft and cruising yachts designed by L. Francis. It is our hope that his book will lead to the building of more and more boats from the designs of L. Francis Herreshoff. There could be no more fitting tribute to him.

Seet chtigkeit

Author: Czesław A. Marchaj
ISBN: 9783768806206
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses Buch behandelt alle Fakten und ihre Zusammenhänge, die Einfluss auf die Sicherheit haben: die Bewegungen eines Bootes, die Stabilität, das Rollen durch Ruderwirkung, den Einfluss des Tauchens auf Kenterwahrscheinlichkeit, die Richtungsstabilität und andere Dinge. Der Autor gründet seine Argumentationen auf die Naturgesetze. Er hat den Versuch unternommen, das wichtige und ernste Thema Seetüchtigkeit mit wenig und einfacher Mathematik, im Vertrauen auf informative Abbildungen und Diagramme, darzustellen.