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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2010
Replies: 35
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Posted By jst04004
newton and bernoulli

Not too sure about bernoulli not holding up. How else do you explain sailing faster than the wind? That would break Newtons equal and opposite law. Even if you are right in line with the current and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,295
Posted By jst04004
re

mmm canting keel. Intriguing indeed. That might well be exactly what I was looking for. Has anyone ever on the site ever used one before? Any more thoughts on the subject. I was thinking a wing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,295
Posted By jst04004
keel?

My understanding is their is now a wing like apparatus under the boat to counteract the horizontal tipping of the boat, to keep it upright. I have read up a little and the obvious advantage of a more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,295
Posted By jst04004
thats just too easy!! especially if you use...

thats just too easy!! especially if you use current and wind and solar powered generators to recharge. If you sail enough and find cheap enough technology then cost is minimized quickly compared to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,295
Posted By jst04004
hmmm

the slot effect seems cool, however I feel studying this would require massive amounts of computing power for computational analysis for even a solid wing model, let alone a flexible sail, and still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,295
Posted By jst04004
math of sailing

I am a first year math grad student and need to start thinking about a thesis project. As a very amateur sailing enthusiast (i.e. no regular access to boats), I have limited insight into sailing...
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