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post #4 of Old 08-29-2011
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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post

I think, theoretically, it's possible to capsize any boat.
In protected waters, it is virtually impossible. The laws of physics will prevent it on a keel boat. As the boat heels the effective area of the sails is reduced and the righting moment of the keel is increased.

(EDIT) - spinnakers are a different matter.

In the open ocean, waves will capsize a boat.

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