Topic : Design Guide updated

Seeing as the magazine states the new (rewritten) design guide is now available on the website, I thought I had better make sure it was!

Chris Martin did all the hard work to update the text. I formatted it for a printed copy shown at the Dinghy Show, but cannot show the photos in the online version as I do not have copyright permission for all of them.

Read at your leisure, bearing in mind some of it is still the same as before. Discuss below if you wish, and if you have any good photos or links for a particular paragraph, do email me.

Posted: 24/06/2007 22:26:57
By: Mags
I'm totally confused.  Obviously this document is a great addition, but 'Design Guide' on the website still comes up with the 2002 version.


Posted: 25/06/2007 09:00:59
By: Bill
It was late...I was tired....

Posted: 25/06/2007 10:44:33
By: Mags
Firstly, thanks to those concerned for the update. As an owner of an NSM2, I looked up my design and was pleased to see the added comment about 3353 winning a Silver Tiller Meeting in 2006. I was, however, surprised still to see the comment "...many were built and are still being built." Is this still true? If not, it might prove a little misleading to newcomers to the fleet trying to check up on their intended second-hand purchase. Might it be possible to edit this comment, if it is indeed out of date?

Posted: 25/06/2007 11:14:29
By: Richard S
Thanks for the link Mags, it does now point in the right direction.  Would it be worth keeping some of the pages from the previous guide?  There are good descriptions of some admittedly rare older designs (whatever happened to Baz?) and a wonderful piece of total anorak statistics giving all the designs with the numbers built and sail number range that someone must have spent days poring over the yearbook to produce - showing for example Heaven Sent 3511 (1993) - 3585 (2000) 3.

Posted: 25/06/2007 11:41:28
By: Andrew M
The version Mags has put online is actually not the final proof read one. There was, and i'm trying to find it and hoping it's not on my dead laptop (Backup your data!!), a subsequant one with the silly mistakes like the NSM II one removed.

Watch that space! Other than that and a couple of typos and erroneous cut/pastes it's right.

Posted: 25/06/2007 13:06:20
By: Chris M


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