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.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, 50 Ton Master and OUPV
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina