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Re: Interesting Sailboats
That cryptic illustration proves nothing.....
No, for a given LOA, as measured in the standard method, you DO NOT get more volume forward with a wave piercing bow. You get less and that is the whole point of the shape.
It seems pretty clear to me. At red you have the extra volume that is added with the inverted bow.
Here we have the same boat that has originally an inverted bow:
If a more traditional bow was used the bow buoyancy would be smaller for the same LOA:
It seems we do not have the same opinion about this
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Last edited by PCP; 01-24-2014 at 03:42 PM.