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post #6 of Old 02-10-2013
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

There was a thread on here a couple of years ago. It was something about penises on freighters (I can't remember exactly - but if I recall it did go down that path).

Anyway, the upshot was that these bulbous proboscises had something to do with braking up the bow wake and making the boat more efficient.

I wonder if it has the same effect on a sailing vessel. I would imagine so.

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