Re: Delftship and Godzilla/Michlet

DELFTship forum Hull modeling Delftship and Godzilla/Michlet Re: Delftship and Godzilla/Michlet

Hector MacNeil

Hi Leo,

You’re actually spot-on, I have little idea as to what I’m doing at this stage. But with the help you’ve given and the explanations in layman terms I’m beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. For which I thank you very much.

I bought a 17ft Wilson Flyer boat 4yrs ago and since the sea state can change quickly here, we’re open to the Minch and the Atlantic, I decided I would like to redesign her and give her greater stability.

I thought that probably a good starting point would be to increase the length and beam and that’s when I found Delftship. Then I found Michlet and Godzilla. My hope was that these three excellent pieces of software would eventually provide an optimum design. And with the help you and Marven have given I feel I’m getting somewhere near to that goal. The rest, I hope, is just fine tuning and at least I’ve now got the three pieces of software speaking to me, which I feel is a great achievement.

Ok I know what you’re thinking, why after all this time doesn’t he just remain a landlubber, it would save a lot of hassle! But it’s the excitement and the challenge of doing something new. The creativity!

Many thanks.