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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I find your comment that a wave piercing type bow can have more volume forward for a given LOA (I assume) very interesting. Could you please demonstrate that in some definitive manner. Because, I've been thinking about that since you posted the comment and I just can't see how it works without going to some silly distorted shape.

What do you have in mind? And you can skip the vague generalities and stereotyping.
Bob maybe I did not have been clear and its good that you ask since it helps clarification. I did not mean that regarding LWL but regarding Hull length that is normally measure at the deck (well it seems not anymore). What happens his that when an inverted bow is used on a modern boat, hull length at the deck level is not reduced but the bow, instead of coming down almost vertically or very slightly backwards, extends itself forward at water level. that results in an increased volume.


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