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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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Seakeeping 100-knot yacht

Seakeeping predictions for a 100-knot yacht

Everyone on a yacht wants to be comfortable. When it comes to cruising or sprinting in a seaway, the topic that comes to light most often is seakeeping. Seakeeping is the ability of a vessel not only to withstand rough conditions at sea, but also to interact with the waves in a way that transfers the minimal amount of motions.

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Small-Craft Power Prediction​

Small-Craft Power Prediction

A valid performance prediction technique for small craft is an invaluable tool not only for the naval architect, but also for the operators and builders. This presentation describes the methodology for making speed-power predictions for hard-chine craft of the types found in the offshore, military, and recreational applications.

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