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In the forefront of Tunnel boat design technology for over 3 decades, AR® has high performance members in over 45 US states, and over 50 countries throughout the world. Tunnel boat design publications and the world's only computer design program just for tunnel boats, modified tunnel, modified vee-bottom (Mod-VP) designs and Vee-pad hulls.

Performance vee hull and pad-vee hull design and setup tips are also addressed in the AR® publications, software and articles written by Jimboat.

Jim Russel on Powerboat TV

See author Jim Russell on SpeedChannel's 'Powerboat Television Show'

Interviewed by PBTV's host and F1 Champion, Mark Rotharmel.

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High performance powerboat design analysis and performance prediction.  Racing tunnel boat and pleasure tunnel boat design expertise.  The "Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book and "Tunnel Boat Design Program" computer software, the "History of Tunnel Boat Design" book, the "PropWorks2" propeller selection/speed prediction software, and the "Secrets of Propeller Design" book are available at AR's on-line shopping store, by mail, order form, or order by .  

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Meet the author: Jim Russell         [more about author]   [ ]
- professional engineer (mechanical/aerodynamics)
- tunnel boat designer/builder
- Canadian & North American champion tunnel hull race driver
- founder & CEO of AeroMarine Research®
- author of powerboating design & history books
- author of racing & technical articles for worldwide powerboating magazines (print/web)
appeared as expert on SpeedChannel's Powerboat Television, interviewed on 'Tunnel Hulls'
-editorial Consultant for Discovery Channel's "What Happened Next - Boat Dynamics
- expert Technical consultant on National Geographic's
'Thrill Zone' TV show
- expert witness, education/training
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  Jim Russell is a professional engineer with a mechanical and aeronautics background.  Currently living in Canada, he has done extensive aerodynamic research at Universities of Michigan, OH and Toronto, Canada and marine research at the NRC water channel laboratory in Ottawa, Canada.  His published papers are highly acclaimed, and are specifically related to the aerodynamics and hydrodynamics of high performance catamarans and tunnel boats, and has appeared on SpeedChannel's Powerboat Television, as a guest expert on 'Tunnel Hulls'.  Russell has designed and built many tunnel boats.  As a professional race driver, he piloted tunnel boats to Canadian and North American championships.   He has written powerboating articles for many worldwide magazines and covered UIM and APBA powerboat races.   Russell is the author of the "Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book, "History of Tunnel Boat Design" book, and the "Secrets of Propeller Design" book.  His company has designed and published the well-known powerboat design software, "Tunnel Boat Design Program©", specifically for the design and performance analysis of tunnel boats and powered catamarans.  

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"Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book!
history_sm.gif (53x73 -- 6480 bytes)"History of Tunnel Boat Design" book! "Secrets of Propeller Design" book!

"TBDP Version 8" Software                     "VBDP Version 8" Software                      "PropWorks2" software

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