Rules of thumb for boat and yacht design - are they legitimate?
There are lots of tips for building and designing boats on the net. "Rules of thumb" are often quoted to help with the calculation of how much sail or how much keel or centreboard area or how big a mast is allowed to be and many other areas. Can a boat be stretched or shrunk or lengthened? But how correct are they? Are they the best guide?
FORRO550 Trimaran – Bedard Yacht Design
FORRO550 is a folding expedition trimaran still in development. She already had significant press coverage with an article in Small Craft Advisor Magazine. We