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Old 08-26-2012
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re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

SchockT,

Headroom did certainly come into play with WD's design philosophy. Thanks for mentioning another positive aspect of the method. Shad Turner worked closely with the company to incorporate their build methods.

No designer would willingly make a keel fatter. However when faced with a design brief that wants a deep sump, he'll have little choice but to make a wider keel.

Many sailors do not know about these design philosophies. It seems reasonable to point them out. Sorry if it sounds like crass commercialism.

Erricson also believed in the hull diaphragm philosophy.

As for the videos - they are meant to entertain and amuse., little more.

Last edited by WDS123; 08-26-2012 at 11:39 PM.
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