Some time ago I was asked by Russel Potts (History Man) to translate an old Norwegian book on model yachts with a view to his micro-publishing house Curved Air Press.
Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion that the three people in the world who are actually likely to sheell out hard-eraned cash for it are Russell himself, Earl Boebart and myslf - and since we were all involved, we probably have to be written off as potential customers.
However, the first part of the book is about the fundamental design calculations for a model yacht. A you might expect (the original was publishd in 1914), all the methods are firmly rooted in ad/subtact/multiply/divide/paper/pencil metods.
Since these seem to have turned into a black art, I attach the first part of the translation. I must stess that this is a translator’s ‘rough’. It has not been properly proof-read, the layout is loosy and some terminology remains to be checked. It may, however, still be of interest. :graduate::zbeer: