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post #20 of Old 10-05-2010
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Originally Posted by swimnfit View Post
Let me see if I've got this right...

I can create a "slick" on the surface of the water upwind from my boat?
If anything, I think the actor/narrator made a mistake and intended to illustrate the "slick" downwind and in the lee of the mainail.
Just my thought
Nope the narrator is correct the turbulence slick is upwind (as the boat s-l-o-w-l-y drifts 'downwind' due to the pressure on the sail(s)). The slick is between the boat and the oncoming (breaking) waves, and causing them to break 'before' they get to the boat.
If the slick was in the lee of the main, the waves would break 'after' hitting the boat !!! ;-)
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