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Re: my boat dances on a ball

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Originally Posted by hallucination View Post
Happy boat!


I was out in a Bavaria 40 a few weeks ago, and experienced the same thing. My ~theory~ is that the hull is acting like an aerodynamic wing (yep, pilot in another life ). I suspect that both of the boats have similar profiles, both FARR designs. Plumb stern/bow, relatively flat hull under the water line, huge beam, limited cross section on the T-keel, coffee table rudder, and a rather large amount of real estate (sorry I don't know the term) from the water line to the deck. pictures abound of what I am talking about.
I looked it up when the topic came up. Very modern looking boat with a very wide and wing shaped cabin that smoothly rises out of the foredeck and then smootly drops towards the stern. Would not surprise me if there was some aero effects going on
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