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post #533 of Old 10-09-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

Originally Posted by BryceGTX View Post
Yes, I definitely have a doubt that you know the racer is more stiff than the Benneteau Oceanis. Stiffness is a characteristic of the hull dimensions and weight distribution and has nothing to do with SA/D.

I am sure there are many readers scratching their heads at your post.


Jesus, I give up on you Bryce

You fail to acknowledge even the most obvious facts

So you have doubts that a 40 class racer is more stiff than a 40ft Oceanis?

The 40 class racer has much more hull form stability, being much beamier with a much flatter hull and the 40class boat has also a much bigger B/D not to mention that it has all ballast in a torpedo at the end of a 3 m draft while the Oceanis has only a 2 m draft and a keel with the weight more distributed.

How the hell do you think stiffness it is obtained in a sailboat?

I am out!

Hey guys, you can keep scratching your heads


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