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Re: Full or fin keel?

Play with computers all day at work and always have IT on call waiting.LOL Still, would be delighted if a generally understandable explaination of the physics(the hydrodyamics) of modern designs was available. I can explain the basic physics of fMRI.PET scanning, stereotactic radiosurgery, mEG etc to a reasonably intelligent H.S. grad ( initials after your name does not make you smart and the contrapositive is also true). I'm not a neuroradiologist but understand the basic physics. Boats can't be worse than brains. Wonder if the major players are the matched lift from the foils( keel and rudder), attachment of fluid flow to the canoe body, matched lateral planes of resistance or what. What are these guys looking at and playing with. Something like a vector diagram of the forces with an explanation would be a huge help. Think if general sailing public knew how these boats work acceptance on this side of the pond would be greater. Just saying. Love your thread Paulo, love Jeff's love for any good design done well, and will always go "what if" when I see a Boreal.

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