Originally Posted by dhmeissner
I like this S/D design, not sure if it's doable in steel.
I think Sam Devlin is a very talented designer, his boats have a fantastic balance that just looks right.
I was originally trying to discover if it was possible to build a boat just like GW Devlin design you linked to in steel, and still get the 13kts wot quoted for this SD hull form.
The problem with steel construction is two fold: getting the correct concave curvatures for the round bow section, and that steel weighs twice as much as GRP.
Although fast displacement speed is possible, true S/D speeds in the mid teens appears to be unattainable.....