Originally Posted by Lothario
I actually hopped over the bow once and forced the boat back; this was a 26' Cobalt speed boat tho! But couldn't this theoretically be done in a small sail boat, assuming it not the fin..
Yes, anything that will make the boat tilt will reduce the draft, sometimes getting a big guy either on the aft rail, or the bow spirit can work. It is the same concept as swinging someone out on the mast, just on most sailboats it is a lot easier to make them go side to side.