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post #65 of Old 04-19-2013
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

Paulo:
No, not a great guy, just a flawed, damaged guy who has spent his life trying to understand yacht design. I think that you and I like the same kinds of boats.

You are correct. The whole keel trick is to balance lift against drag against VCG. It is a hard problem. It seems to me, as I look around, that advantages in VCG are more important than advantages in lift and drag. The hard part is to quantify these components and evaluate them over a broad range of sailing situations.

But it's Friday night now, the dogs are sleepy and there is really only one thing on my mind.
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