Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: Cat 25
The bottom line is that to say, "Once at hull speed, any additional power (from more sail area, or greater lift of the existing sail area) will just be wasted..." is just plain wrong.
That's fine, go ahead and heel 45° so you can get an extra 0.1 kt of speed. We'll let his wife decide who's talking nonsense.
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Breakin' Away (at Rock Hall Landing Marina)
PO of 1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (new owners relocated to Baltimore's Inner Harbor)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)