jud, yes they are. It has been a long time since i have read the book so I dont remember the exact treatment. But it is certainly well discussed.I hope someone who’s familiar with “Desirable and Undesirable Characteristics of Offshore Yachts” —i.e., the actual book— can tell me (us) if the stability/hull design concepts that have been discussed lately - specifically AVS, RM, etc— are touched on in this book? It’s a topic I know little about, and a marine/hydrodynamic engineering treatise on it would be over my head - but a gentle introduction —and, critically— application— of said concepts, somewhat in depth, would be nice...
As coincidence to this discussion, about a decade ago - several members of the CCA asked Beth and I if we would author/edit a new edition of that book. I declined. I think Beth might have done it, but I felt there were too many egos, too many cooks who would have wanted to be in the kitchen and that none of us were really all that wise or knowledgeable.