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Old 10-05-2010
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Originally Posted by swimnfit View Post
Let me see if I've got this right...
If I drop my headsail.
Tie my tiller off.
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
I think you're a bit confused.... since the mainsail doesn't create the slick. The slick formed by the boat’s hull and keel would be to WINDWARD of the boat, as the boat drifts downwind. This helps protect the boat from waves which are moving DOWNWIND...and towards the boat.


crap... Rich beat me to it.....
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