In the Beginning:
When 'Bezier Chine Design and Construction' was just a baby inside my mind, my thought process was focused on using 'Approximate Development' to improve the basic concept of 'Radius Chine' design.
At that time, I thought it best not to deviate from the Double Hard Chine hull configuration required in a 'Radius Chine' design. Even though 'Bezier Chine' is not restricted to that hull configeration.
Therefore, my first effort using 'Approximate Development' as a construction method to form 'True Round' surfaces by a Press-brake method mimicked a 'Radius Chine' design.
While the surface between the Developable surfaces is undeniably 'True Round', I really did not feel that 'Bezier Chine Design and Construction' was presented in its best light using this hull configuration.
The Prototype - The Bezier 12.5
My next design would start the 'True Round' surface at the Sheer-Line, continue it around the turn of the chine, where the True Round surface would seamlessly flow into a developable bottom surface.
The design itself would be Classic in styling, Curvy, Incorporate Tumblehome, and sized so that I could built Her as the 'Prototype' and 'Proof of Concept' build for 'Bezier Chine Design and Construction'.
Coming Full Circle
Since building the 'Bezier 12.5, I have come to the realization that combining a True Round surface with a Developable surface serves no real purpose.
I now feel, that a single surface True Round design has so many advantages over the previous configurations that I was compelled to redesigned the 'Bezier 12.5' to a single True Round version of itself. While this is the major change, the other changes to the Prototype version of the 'Bezier 12.5' are:
What Stayed the Same:
There were several features that were strictly retained in the redesign of the Bezier 12.5 from a Double surface design to a single surface design:
Comparing the Hydrostatics:
Design Process Improvements:
Building Process Improvements:
Comparing the Hull Lines:
The below images show an overlay of 'Master Curves' Two, Three, and Four, Five, six, and Transom. It can be seen there is little difference in hull shape between the two versions.
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