Today we start a new series of in-depth technical articles from our friend Jack Griffin of Cup Experience. Consistent with their attention to aerodynamics, OTUSA has their grinders face fore and aft, standing in cockpits, to reduce windage. Unlike the other three teams, Artemis does not have four grinding pedestals on each hull – only two.
Location: Michigan Ergonomics - Stairs on Boats Where can I get ?FREE? drawings and information on boat ergonomics? Throwing that all out for a moment, no code just what works, I find boat stairs, doors, galleys and toilet facilities to be awkward, kids tree house like. Add to the steepness, the narrowness, lack of headroom and the fact that it's all heaving and moving about on the water and I'm just astonished any of it functions without a mutiny happening. Originally Posted by kach22i Where can I get “FREE” drawings and information on boat ergonomics? I guess each kind of boat (military, fishing, pleasure) has a slightly different approach, but a thing that is common is that you move yourself (in the sea) not only with your legs, but also with your arms (hands) and that is relevant to the ergonomics. Other thing is that the way you move in a small (44ftboat) is completely different from the way you move in a house (even at port) and that also changes ergonomics.
I am designing the interior of a boat (my second one) and I get information on ergonomics from different sources: looking at the way things were sorted out on my own boat, observing closely (in big boat shows) the interior and ergonomics of interesting boats and looking at the drawings (cuts) of lots of boats. You can find out what works well going inside a boat and moving around, and sometimes you get surprised with good solutions that you would never consider as appropriated. Originally Posted by Vega you move yourself (in the sea) not only with your legs, but also with your arms (hands) and that is relevant to the ergonomics. Location: Michigan I found some nice drawings on the Tanton Yachts gallery.
Location: Portugal I am not a big fan of cats, but they sure offer a lot of advantages to a sailor on a wheel chair. Location: Portugal Someone (in this forum) said that the most difficult boats to design were motorsailors. What I'm saying here is that innovation is fine if it works and doesn't take you backwards.


Originally Posted by Ike What I'm saying here is that innovation is fine if it works and doesn't take you backwards. Now that I think about it, I can cut it down it's length at my father in-laws on his ban saw. My other option would be to just build half the cabin at a larger scale using balsa and bass wood.
I much prefer to do rough study models which aid the design process than finished models which inhibit changes and experimentation. Question-1: The ship ladders or stairs shown in the boat section drawings, do you go up and down them always facing the stairs? When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals.
Location: Pensacola, Florida Has anyone used this idea (VSV, wave piercing bow) for a sail boat? Originally Posted by BillyDoc Has anyone used this idea (VSV, wave piercing bow) for a sail boat? There is an around the world boat thread using a similar technology, can't find the thread right now. Location: Malaysia Randall Gypsie Marine Mate, if you are serious about this you have to spend more time on boats. Originally Posted by gypsiemarine there is more to yacht interior design than computer software. I've been designing buildings for over 20 years, and all the time been having fun with various designs; boats, cars, trucks, hovercraft, aircraft are all a creative outlets for me. Plus-size cyber-mannequins help designers create interiors that are compatible with America?s growing population. I’ll write an update in my blog and an article for the next newsletter, on Friday 3 May. One of the issues is going down into the control cabin, which is a half level below the deck.
My background is that I'm an architect, a land lover who must often deal with barrier free and the ADA (American Disabilities Act).


I guess it beats trying to put your bodily fluids into a coffee can while people wait for you to do your business, right?
Need for various speeds of operation, where commercial craft are more of constant speed crusiers. They heel a lot less and they have also less differences in height between deck and interior. The actual size of the model is almost three feet long, a foamcore cutout of a person is five inches tall. Maybe I could use some of those wooden ergonomic people and make it more of a presentation model.
Then before you start with the techlonogical side of things try looking at the aesthetic side of the design along with the functionality, there is more to yacht interior design than computer software. Nearly one in three Americans meets the American Medical Association?s classification of ?obese. If you are interested in something in particular that fits this criteria, send me a message, maybe I can help with some designs that will give some clues about boat ergonomics. This way I can build the interior (or at least one half of it) and learn more than I could from the earlier section drawings I did on graph paper.
The actual tools (including sofware) are a very small part of the human experience I call design. I know most control cabin?s are above not below deck level, I?m thinking this could turn out to be important later on. Remote controlled gatling gun on bow deck, two machine gun turrets up through roof of cabin area. On sailboats they are usually just at the bottom of the companion way so the navigator has immediate access to the cockpit. Frankly I use an old book I have had for years on mechanical drawing (drafting) that has diagrams showing average human dimensions standing, sitting, lying down, etc.



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