Fast-boat technical author Lorne CampbellFast-boat technical articles from Lorne Campbell who is a well respected fast boat designer. Famous for the ‘blade runner’ design. An independent Naval Architect, Designer and Consultant specialising in the field of high-speed power craft for all fields of operation. Also an author of fast-boat technical articles. You may remember David Beckham, driving one of his boats at the London Olympics. These articles will certainly help you get the best performance out of your rigid hull or soft hull inflatable boat. He’s also a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and served on the RINA Small Craft Committee.

A porpoise 'porpoising' looks smooth and energy efficient; a boat doesn't and isn't! This action is constant, rhythmic pitching up and ...
# 11 Porpoising

# 11 Porpoising

The fastest RIB is no use if you can't control it.  Assuming a conservative, fairly heavy boat with its centre of ...
# 12 Trimming devices

# 12 Trimming devices

Blueprinting is a colloquial term for bringing any piece of machinery as manufactured to its specification as designed. The term is ...
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# 13 Blueprinting

Courtesy of Redcar Fish Firstly we will ask the question, why do you require an echo sounder? An Echo Sounder will ...
Echo Sounders

Echo Sounders

Courtesy of Redcar Fish The way a GPS set finds its position is very much the same as the way you ...
Understanding GPS

Understanding GPS

Understanding Differential Global Positioning GPS - Courtesy of Redcar Fish Want to know about the Differential Global Positioning System? It's all ...
Differential Global Positioning

Differential Global Positionin...

There is some logic behind propellers despite the 'Black Art' image but they are complicated devices. Lorne Campbell helps to demystify ...
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# 14 Propellers

Steps are all the rage these days in planing craft, and particularly so in the continuing development of the RIB. They ...
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# 15 Stepped Hulls