Links you should definitely see before you go

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Jim Michalak's pages
Ex-aerospace engineer turned boat designer Jim Michalak's pages include essays that are often more informative on boat design than many books I've seen, and they're a lot easier to read. Do check out his designs and links. His catalogues are also well worth reading, and he's also written a fine book on how to do boat design the way he does it, with a great deal of careful calculation intended to make sure your design works as it is meant to do. Needless to say, his own designs have a fine reputation for performing as advertised.

Woodenboat.nz
David Robertson's excellent antipodean e-zine for small boat users and builders.

Duckworks
Chuck Leinweber's Duckworks pages and e-zine has some great links to boat building projects, and an excellent directory of design sources. Be warned though - if you like boats, you could spend hours looking through all the wonderful material he has linked to!

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