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Re: Sailing yacht design

Originally Posted by ArmaniRG View Post
I really appreciate everyone's thoughts so far. Just these few posts gives one much to ponder. What are the opinions about the placement, the location, of berths in a ship? For example, I have heard from some people that the bunks located at the bow are impossible to sleep on during rough weather... What does everyone think? Where in the ship should they be placed and why?
I second the suggestion to do a bunch of reading, and add to that do a bunch of sailing on different types of boats.

In terms of berths. In port forward cabins work well, as do aft cabins in midship-cockpit boats. Offshore there needs to be good seaberths and they should be located so that the person's head is near the center of rotation and centered away from the noise of the bow and stern in a seaway. In my sketch design, I show a pilot berth, and a transom berth (which could work with lee cloths) which places the sleeper's head within a foot or so of the center of buoyancy and the pitching center of rotation (not always the same).

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