Foils - accurate centreboard and rudder blades are essential to the good performance of Storer Boat Plans

NACA and highly accurate centreboard and rudder sections. Is it Possible?

[Translate] Several of the PD Racers were building NACA foils.  The discussion was that several were feeling that they couldn’t make them to a greater accuracy than 1/16th of an inch. A CNC machine would take the fun out!!! 🙂 The efficiency of NACA sections rely on getting very close to the required shape. Working […]
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Sabre plywood dinghy. Make one yourself. storerboatplans.com

Q&A How to Race a Dinghy Successfully the Low Stress Way.

Racing shows that what you know is what you know. It doesn’t matter if the boat is less than perfect. So where is it best to put in the effort to improve results. Boat setup, knowing how to adjust for different wind conditions, practicing skills until they become automatic, sailing as much as possible … and teaching others.
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The Canon – Tools for thinking about sailing and boat design – Books and Articles

One of the most important things as a designer or sailor is to keep an open mind, but also to be able to analyze things in light of real experience and prior knowledge.This article, after a bit of a spiel, goes on to give some great resources that “opened my eyes” at different times in my life.They focus on areas of structural design, sailing, sail aerodynamics and touch on a bit more.
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lug sails at very competitive prices - reallysimplesails.com

WIKI for setting up and tuning Lug and Sprit Rigs

The conservative viewpoint is that traditional rigs are not very efficient. However allied to efficient hulls and set up correctly, lug and sprit rigs can be very efficient indeed – not too much slower than “modern” rigs, particularly when the same lessons are applied to trad sails and way cheaper.This is a WIKI drawn from the group on the Storerboats forum discussions on setting up lug and sprit rigs for best performance building on the information in my webpage.
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“All boat design is a compromise” – Rubbish

Reprint of an article I wrote a few years ago for Watercraft magazine in the UK.The article points out why I think most of the discussion about boat design being a “compromise” is rubbish and taking that point of view means that the design is sure to be compromised.What happens if we don’t accept the compromise?
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Could we do it?

[Translate] Three PDRacer Basic Hulls Built in 4 working days? Before going our various ways at Xmas Robin Badenoch and I with considerable help from Geraldine and Nathan had a shot at getting three basic PDRacer Hulls together in four working days. Here’s the link 3 x PDRacers basic hulls built – thread on Oz […]
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