SailNet Community - View Single Post - Fin keel and heaving-to
View Single Post
  #12  
Old 07-14-2010
cormeum's Avatar
cormeum cormeum is offline
48' wood S&S yawl
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 421
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
cormeum is on a distinguished road
Well forereaching at 5 knots isn't going to leave you in your "slick" for any length of time. (to bad there isn't multiquote here). If you're not behind the slick it'll do no good.

I'd be curious as to how well fin keeled boats of various keel chord ratios behave under wave impact- intuitively, you'd think that having a small longitudinal plane would make the boat more suseptable to wave motion when heaved-to.
__________________
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook