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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
Bigger does not mean higher hull speed unless you are talking about motoring all the way.
Sorry, but that is simply wrong...

In general, greater LWL translates to greater speed, whether under power or sail, in ideal conditions, or those less than ideal... In lighter airs, even a modest increase in speed through the water due to LWL can increase the apparent wind, which in turn results in an exponential increase in speed as a result in sailing in a 'stronger' breeze...

Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
Speed does not EVER equate to safety, safety does.
Wrong again...

Speed MAY afford greater safety, on occasion... Faster passage times equal less exposure to weather, speed can often make the difference between reaching a destination before darkness falls, or approaching weather overtakes you... To deny that speed can SOMETIMES be a tremendous advantage in terms of safety, is just silly..

Last edited by JonEisberg; 11-01-2013 at 09:59 PM.
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