Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
Join Date: Dec 2012
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Re: How Far Do You Heel...?
going on the "depends on the boat" It also depends on when the boat was designed and built. Most Alberg and the like are very "wet" in that they like to heel over. This was designed in as a way to make the boat longer as your speed in the water is determined in part by your length at the waterline. Boats with long overhangs get longer the further they heel.
More modern boats with plumb bows and reverse transoms don't need to heel to go faster, they generally seem to sail more upright (and go like hell compared to us old full keelers).
I am unsure on the transitional years
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