Once known as Hartley18
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Re: Full or fin keel?
True, but with a waterline approaching 200' that is not quite displacement hull speed. (1.34 x sq root of waterline length)
Given that a Clipper doing hull speed would likely break in half... perhaps that formula doesn't apply. It'd look bloody spectacular though!!
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"