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regiment

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boat bows
« on: August 07, 2009, 07:20:21 PM »

went to falmouth today watching  sailing boats  racing why do   some of them have sloping bows and some have straight bows
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Re: boat bows
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »

Fashion, experimentation, effiency- short waterline length in light winds gives speed- long waterline when bending to the wind makes the hull more efficient, owners preference, designers preference- theres a few reasons to get on with.

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Re: boat bows
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 01:36:00 AM »

And of course the class rules for each type of boat - a plumb bow will give greater waterline length within an overall length for the boat, but a spoon bow will give greater WL than the measured WL when heeled, and provide extra buoyancy for the press of a tall rig etc etc etc
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