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Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design©

"Here is how to make your tunnel hull the best performing, the fastest tunnel hull design possible"

Check out reviews of the STBD book - Scream & Fly on-line magazine      Download the NEW STBD 13th Ed. Table of Contents
 What and who is new in STBD book!  Suggested by Powerboat magazine     
Foreword by Mark Rotharmel       Russell on Powerboat Television
*** by Jim Russell, feature writer of powerboat articles in:  

Scream and Fly
Hot Boat
Boat Design Net
RaceBoat International
World of Powerboats
Extreme Boats magazine


Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design NEW!  13th Edition "Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design"
(ISBN# 1-894933-30-3)

The most advanced publication on tunnel hull design, how a tunnel hull works, and detailed explanation of design and setup for tunnel boats, power cats, or modified vee hulls.

Learn how to design and setup your own tunnel boat, power cat, or modified vee hull for all Recreation, Performance Family hulls, UIM & APBA racing or even RC models. (not just for racing applications!)

By well-known powerboat design author and race-driver, Jim Russell.

This new edition has lots of new information; now with over 200 pages, and well over 160 photographs!

AR® sustains the most advanced performance powerboat research programs in the industry.  Get the most from your tunnel hull or vee-bottom boat setup.

The new edition includes an added 'History of Modified Tunnel Hull (Mod VP) Design'; an added 'History & Design of Propellers'; and an added 'History & Design of 'Wing in Ground Effect' (WIG) concepts, and the Ten Steps To Performance Powerboat Design. All outlining how they have impacted high performance powerboat and tunnel boat designs. This book even includes examples of performance calculations that you can do yourself.

These new segments are added to the original STBD book features: The developments of the tunnel and V bottoms are interestingly chronicled, with detailed explanations of hull design, function, potential and characteristics. This unique book also details ten design steps for analysis of hull performance and stability showing how the calculations are accurately performed, as well as providing detailed information about their relation to hull performance. The ten steps range from layout design and dimensions, calculating aerodynamic and hydrodynamic lift and drag, power calculations, and stability, acceleration, etc.

STBD book now includes:
 - History of Tunnel Boat Design
 - Design of Propellers
 - Design of Lower Unit/Drive Units
 - History of the Modified Vee hull
 - History of the WIG (Wing in Ground Effect)
 - 10 Steps to performance powerboat design
     (ISBN# 1-894933-30-3)


*** NOW RELEASED!  NEW 13th edition of the 'Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book.

"The Secrets Of Tunnel Boat Design is what I believe to be the bible of the tunnel boat".

Check out new Scream&Fly magazine review.

Lot's of new information - over 200 pages & over 160 photographs.  

Download the NEW STBD 13th Ed. TOC
(Table of Contents)

Check out the book review by Scream & Fly Magazine OR dload your own copy of the review)

Detailed design practices and formulae

Shows how to calculate hydrodynamic drag of ANY lower unit design or ANY drive design.

Includes formulae and design  algorithms for calculating true high performance powerboat performance and stability characteristics.

Shows how to analyze all types of hulls, including appendages and even different sizes and styles of lower unit/outdrives.

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Go to Scream & Fly book review

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Foreword in STBD book is by Mark Rotharmel...markbio-s.jpg (73x53 -- 3960 bytes)
 - world renowned F1 Champion
 - Canadian Boating Federation Hall of Famer
 - host of Powerboat Television Show
 - founding chairman of the Performance Boat Club of Canada
 - columnist and feature contributor for Boats&Places Magazine

Read the "Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book's foreword, written by F1 champion and host of Powerboat Television, Mark Rotharmel

Jim Russell on Powerboat TV

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

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Check out the "Tunnel Boat Design Program" New Version 8
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Check out the "PropWorks2" software for speed prediciton and propeller selection.

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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!

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