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Re: bury the rails...wait a minute

Originally Posted by jillmstar View Post
Thanks everyone for helping me feel more comfortable with this. We have replaced everything on the outside, all rigging and parts that needed to be replaced. Our boat is 35 years old. The chain stays are in the fiberglass of the boat and seem to be fine. My husband has really never buried the rails like the photo. Loved the photo. Just Water splashing on the windows while I was inside. I need to get
comfortable by more sailing and learning..
The IONA 32 appears to be a "tender" boat due to it's SA/D of 15.6 and the Overall Length of 32 versus LWL of 24 and hull shape. Also for a boat this size, it is has a relatively light displacement of 8000 lb. With such a short waterline and displacement, it will lay over in wind more quickly (more tender) than other boats, but once it reaches a certain heel angle it will sail well. The IONA 32 appears to be a boat that requires a decent amount heel to sail well. My guess is that you will be closer to a heel angle of 20 deg (or more) for the magic AH! moment where the boat motion is rhythmic, smooth, and cutting through the waves and your sailing fast.


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Re: bury the rails...wait a minute

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Boats have point of vanishing stability....going....going....

Although it is a lot of fun to go for miles with the rail in the water, and I tend to do it just for the sheer exhilaration, it is really not the most efficient way to get where you're going.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

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Re: bury the rails...wait a minute

To me healing that much is just excessive wear on the components.
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