TECHNICAL ARTICLES BY DAVE GERR
High-Strength Marine Metals, Part 1 - Stainless Steel
- Why Stainless Steel is Not the Ideal Marine Metal
High-Strength Marine Metals, Part 2 - Copper & Nickel Alloys - High Strength with High Corrosion Resistance
Learning from a Tragic Capsize - Understanding how excessive loading lead to a capsize with loss fo life can help avoid future tragedies
Quiet Science - Sound Insulation and Noise Control, Cutting Decibels
Taming the Wayward Electron, Part I - Controlling Galvanic Corrosion, Understanding and evaluating galvanic corrosion
Taming the Wayward Electron, Part II- Controlling Galvanic Corrosion, Determining the Amount of Corrosion Protection and its Installation
- The Many Meanings and Uses of the Familar Ton, Tonage Measurement of Boats
The Proper Bootstripe
- How to layout a bootstripe (boottop) on a boat
Stability is the Key, Part 1, Initial Stability
- Understanding Stability and Sailboat Performance and Safety
Stability is the Key, Part 2, Reserve Stabiltiy
- Undersanding Stability and Sailboat Performance and Safety
Basic Criteria for Powerboat Stability
- Powerboat stability evaluation for comfort and for safety
Stability is the Key
, Sail, October 2004 - On creteria for sailing multihull stability
The Efficient Powerboat, Part 1
- Factors that increase fuel economey and range in powerboats and how to evaluate and compare boats
The Efficient Powerboat, Part 2
- Stabilty, cabin arrangments and seakeeping in efficient powerboats
Engine Power Curves
- Understanding engine performance and engine performance curves, and fule tankage and range calculations.
Moisture Meters - Limitations and use of an imporatant tool
The First Powerboats
- What you know about the first steamboats is most likely all wrong
The First to Fly, Part 1 - How we learned to plane; the development of the planing boat
The First to Fly, Part 2 - How we learned to skim in steps; development of the stepped hydroplane
Classic Ductch Yachts and the Real James Bond - Early Dutch yachts and James Bond have a surprising connection
Flags of Convenience - The whys and wherefores of registering vessels under foreign flags
Two Good? - Notes on twin keels and twin rudders.
Propeller Blade Area, Sail, May 2016 - The importance of blade area for sailboat propellers.
Capacity, Stability, And Safety: How Many IsToo Many?, BoatUS - The capsize of a 34-foot cabin cruiser in Long Island Sound raises questions about boat carrying capacities.
The Elements of Boat Strength Scantling System - Paper presented at IBEX 2010 on the development,details and usefulness of the Elements of Boat Strength scantling system.
The Hickman Sea Sled: The Best High-Speed Hull Ever? - Sadly, due to a combination of circumstances, the Hickman Sea Sled is lagerly a memory today. It might, however, be time to revive the concept.
Sea Sleds Glide Again - How Boatbuilder Magazine brought the amazing Hickman Sea Sled back to life.
More Efficient Power Voyaging?, Ocean Navigator, April 2012 - Early efficeint powerboats and measuring and increasing powerboat efficiency.
Elements of Boat Strength Updates and Errata - The latest updates and errata for the Elements of Boat Strength scantling rule
, Sail, April 2011 - Laying out headsail sheets for upwind performance.
What Mast Rake is All About, Sail. August 2016 -The practical aspects of raking masts and the effect of rake.
Avoiding Capsizing and Swamping, Boat US, August 2016 - A study of five years of capsizes and swampings reveal how they happen and what you can do to avoid them.
Cool and Quiet and Trouble-Free
, Good Old Boat, Sept./Oct. 1998 - Guidelines for Evaluating and Installing Wet Exhausts
Pocket Navigation, Part 1
, Small Boat Journal, September 1986 now on Duckworks - Simple navigation system without using electronics
Pocket Navigation, Part 2
, Small Boat Journal, September 1986, now on Duckworks - Simple Navigation system without using electronics
Definition of: Boat, Yacht, Small Craft, and Related Terms
THE PRESS ON GERR MARINE DESIGNS AND DAVE GERR
The Many Talents of Dave Gerr - Yachts International, May 2007
Talkin' boats with Dave Gerr
- Interview with Dave Ger, from Soundings, August 2011
Crunching Numbers: A Better Way to Estimate Hull Speed
- Wavetrain, Boats & Gear, October 2010, about the Gerr hull-speed formula
The Coastal Flyer 39
- Yachting, April 2000, about the 41-ft. (12.5 m) shoal-draft, jet-drive Coastal Flyer
The Creation of a Shoal-Draft Cruiser
, WoodenBoat, July/August 1998, about the 42-ft. (12.8 m), shoal-draft Belle Marie/Summer Kyle
Roseate A Unique Boat, A Unique Builder
, PassageMaker Nov/Dec 2006, about the 44-ft (13.4 m) shoal-draft Roseate the fiberglass version of
Skinny Water Queen
, PassageMaker 2013, about, about the 42-ft. (12.8 m), shoal-draft Summer Kyle/Belle Marie
Superior By Design
, Motor Boating & Sailing, December 1998, about Imagine, the Kanter 57, 57-ft. (17.4 m) aluminum voyaging motorcruiser
- Bob Perry's review of the Gerr 44, Slipstream, catamaran, from Sailing, June 1998
, Boat International USA 2006, about the 76-ft. (23 m) shoal-draft Kesterl/Walrus ads
, Yachting January 1996, Chuck Paine's review of the 11-ft. (3.3 m)
Gerr Marine 66' Express Cruiser/Sportfisherman
, Southern Boating, August 2000, about the 66-ft. (20.1 m) Kingfisher
, Yachting January 2001, about the 66-ft. (20.1 m) Kingfisher
, Yachting January 1996 34-ft. (10.4 m) fiberglass
BOC Racer Pushes the Limits of Design
, Soundings April 1990, about the 60 ft. (18.3 m) BOC racer, Holger Danske