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Re: Rounded bows

Originally Posted by Classic30 View Post
What's the reason behind the fat bow, Paulo?
Yes, I have posted before some older Portuguese sailing boats with rounded bows, in fact I have read in an old treaty that the rounded boats were a big improvement

The rounded bow gives more power to the boat (hull form stability) and in big seas, with the boat running adds buoyancy to the bow preventing it to dig the bow on the waves.



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