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Building Cruising Catamaran. Beam width.

Hello, I appreciate your concern about hobby horsing using deep v hulls , and agree that my Woods Windsong tends to do this. I imagine a wider v may be better eg 50 or 60 degrees, and wider keel as well. This would mean more complex shaping with an angle or fold around half way up the hull's height., in other words a u shape rather than v. Keeping as much mass as possible near to the centre of length helps a lot, so I load up to suit, keeping only light stores at the ends of the boat .
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