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Old 08-28-2011
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More heel can lengthen the waterline, and influence hull speed. It would depend on the boat. For a full knot difference, a 30' waterline would have to become 34'. (Someone please check my math...) That's easy enough to test by moving rail meat around.

A roller furler has some asymmetry. Still guessing on the boat and rigging.
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