SailNet Community - View Single Post - Full Keel
Thread: Full Keel
View Single Post
post #36 of Old 07-12-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,435
Thanks: 13
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Full Keel

Originally Posted by shanedennis View Post
There are many reasons the boat speed could be higher instantaneously. Momentum from a earlier gust or catching a wave are two I can think of off hand.

Not sure why we are hell bent on trying to prove Jeff_H wrong. Fighting a losing battle in this case.

There are many reasons to love our beautiful old long keeled boats but performance in light airs is not one of them.
Not trying to prove anybody wrong here. In fact, Jeff is right. Boats are designed to meet the usage the designer had in mind. I only rebutted the "certain model boat bashers" from the standpoint that a boat meeting the designers criteria does not make it an 'all around' poor choice.
Seaduction is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome