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post #18 of Old 10-20-2012
bobperry
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Re: Fin vs bulb vs wing keels

GTX:
Amazing, How scientific.
I do it the Neantherthal way:
I build two identical boats.
I give one a deep draft fin
I give one a shoal draft wing keel.
It's kind of hands on.
I give them identical suits of sails.
I give each boat a very competant crew.
I sail the two boats against each other for a couple of days.
I report on my findings.

Somewhere along the way I forgot to "crunch the numbers".
I was too busy sailing the boats.

But I am lucky. I have the benefit of testing these things in the real word.

Please visit my blog. It's fun to read.


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