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Re: Moment curves
Jeff's guestimate, above, comports with my original thought as to the 1st moment of the water plane (the immersed area) about the longitudinal axis of the yacht (see page 1).
As to Bob's spline weights, I am pleased to note that, as always, he neatly has his ducks in a row--or two.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."