mmmm.......I think you spend a lot of time misinforming potential clients, also a lot of time talking down any professional design approach and even more time talking up Brent Swain's approach. Trouble is that there's a lot of hype and misrepresentation. A lot of this is dangerously misleading IMO because you are nearly exclusively indoctrinating neophytes who are not very aware of the nuances of boating.
Take your stability claims for instance, your 36 foot design is not a great offshore design given it's low stability figure ( small boats should have higher ultimate stability for offshore safety), unfortunately you have misrepresented the stability figures for decades. The opportunity you were given to actually verify the mid 130 degree AVS estimate still stands. And that's a definitive test. Why aren't you organizing that inclining test ? You can even be talked through it yourself. But you will continue to misrepresent that figure and you come up with a silly statements like the NA who offered to do it hides on an island and you don't like his designs.
Enrol for a course of boat design and learn the basics. maybe macnaughtongroup.com home page yacht design marine publishing liveaboard catalog harbor gallery yacht design school yacht brokerage
you've already met Tom McNaughton , a very nice chap who can explain a lot to you. That's what an apprenticeship would have done, not indoctrinate you but teach you the basics of naval architecture regarding boat design.
Most of the people you sell your design to should never build a boat first up. They should be given the advice to go buy a used boat, any boat, and cruise and find their niche. They will be much better off financially and they'll get to know boats and boating. I'd never talk a newbie into building a boat ever, that is poor advice and smacks of self interest from your part.
Tad Roberts calculated the ultimate stability of my 36 at 165 degrees, which he posted on BD.net. Jim, the Russian computer whizz, calculated it on his computer, and came up with 175 degrees, which he posed on the origamiboats site.
An inclining test at the dock has absolutely nothing to do with ultimate stability. The buoyancy of deck structures has a major role in that , and how can that be determined by slightly inclining a boat at the dock, without getting them wet?
Which means no one should believe anything you post, from this point on!
I always advise people to buy a used boat, to gain experience, except those who have already done that, and concluded, rightly, that the only way to get a good one, is to build it themselves. The rest arrive at the same conclusion later, after freezing under the inevitable deck leaks in plastic boats, or having the crap scared out of them in boats which couldn't survive a good bump on a rock or log boom. All have said that upgrading to one of my boats has been a huge improvement. Winston, with his vast experience, is on his 3rd brentboat, and his daughter just went south in one. How does that compare to your personal, hands on experience in cruising and crossing oceans in a brentboat?
McNaughton is incapable of comprehending the effect of shape on stiffness and strength. My discussion of that with him went right over his head.
Winston built his first brentboat after completing a circumnavigation , no neophyte, probably far less of one than you. After owning two brentboats , circumnavigating the Pacific in one, and sailing thru the NW passage in his second, he chose a brentboat for his third. His daughter, who grew up circumnavigating with her father, and after sailing from BC to new Zealand and back, just headed south in a brentboat, again, no neophyte. Steve built Silas Crosby after sailing his Spencer 35 to New Zealand and back, no neophyte . Roger built his first brentboat after sailing his first boat to Tahiti and back to BC, again no neophyte. Ken built his first brentboat after sailing his first boat to Kiribati.
I don't believe modern trendiness has created any better cruising boats, from a practical standpoint .In fact, I believe they are not as good as some older designs. I have watched mains become small and jibs huge ,then go back the other way, and each time it was hailed as the most modern improvement ,anything else was outdated. Bendy masts were consider the only way to win a race, until the Kiwis kicked ass with a super stiff one.
Following trends blindly can be a suckers game!
Don't believe anything Mike posts!