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Re: Full or fin keel?

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Originally Posted by GBurton View Post
On the contrary Paulo, Bryce makes a lot of sense whilst you resort to personal attack.
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Originally Posted by GBurton View Post
On the contrary Paulo, Bryce makes a lot of sense whilst you resort to personal attack.
Can you explain where is the personal attack?

Regarding sense do you mean do you also believe that an Oceanis 40 is more stiff (or as any comparison in what regards stiffness) than a 40class racer?

Or maybe you don't know the boats?

Take a look at the huge amount of sail this boats can carry even with lots of wind and bad weather and see how they remain steady and resist heeling.


The 40 class boats are these boats:






You saw how the huge stiffness of a 40Class racer allows it to sail with an huge sail area and even so resist heeling?



Now the Beneteau Oceanis 40:

Look how with less wind the boat sail with more heel and with much less sail, resisting much less to the force of the wind on its sails:










That means the Oceanis 40 is (obviously) much less stiff than a 40class racer, resisting a lot less to the wind force that it is applied in its sails. With the same sail area the 40class carries, the Oceanis 40 would not be able to resist heeling and would capsize.

and since "stiffness (is) the ability of the boat to resist the heeling force of the sails" how can someone say than an Oceanis is less Stiff than a 40class racer?

It is obvious that the 40class boat can carry much more sail area and even so heel less than the Oceanis. This is not obvious to you?

That quote about stiffness is from a well known NA. I cannot copy the article but you can read it here. It is very interesting article:

Performance Cruising

More definitions about stiffness in a sailboat:

stiff - A boat that resists heeling.

Boat Mall, the online boat shop, sell or find your dreamboat, classified boat ads

Regards

Paulo

Last edited by PCP; 10-09-2012 at 03:00 PM.
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