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Donald L. Blount

With over 100 technical and white papers published in some of the most prestigious boating magazines and, in many cases, presented at major conferences sponsored by organizations such as IBEX, SNAME, and RINA in the short 30 years since our founding. Our hope in this library is to release quality and relevant information to anyone wanting to learn about naval architecture and marine engineering.

Donald L. Blount

Founder, DLBA

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FAST 2021 in Review

The International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST) was held in Providence, Rhode Island on October 26th and 27th, and we at DLBA were thrilled to attend.

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An Updated Discussion on Pod Drives

Although the technology had been around for years at large scale applications, pod drives, or podded propulsors, showed up in the recreational boat world around 2005. A new product introduced by Volvo, the IPS, was a disruptor for the small power boat market.

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Human Factors – Injury & Fatigue Criteria

In our estimation at DLBA, seakeeping considerations remain perhaps the most important element of boat design, for most boats. Certainly racing boats and other craft trying to set speed records have a need for speed which is paramount, but boats carrying workers, paying passengers, or recreational guests need to be comfortable.

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DLBA presents “Original speed”

In our estimation at DLBA, seakeeping considerations remain perhaps the most important element of boat design, for most boats. Certainly racing boats and other craft trying to set speed records have a need for speed which is paramount, but boats carrying workers, paying passengers, or recreational guests need to be comfortable.

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Froude for Thought

The first step in having an efficient boat is to have an appropriate hull form for the intended vessel size and speed range. Most new recreational vessel designs today, with the exception of small outboard powered craft, fall into the non-dimensional speed range referred to as semi-displacement or semi-planing. While some people believe there are some minor technical differences in the terminology, we at DLBA believe they are one in the same.

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