29138Re: [bolger] Re: 2003 Sneakeasy modifications
- Jun 30, 2003David & Shirley Wallace wrote:
> asked if the Tennessee could be fitted with leeLeeboards and keels are required on sailboats to prevent
> boards like some of the sail boats and would that
> make it any better in a larger sea , well I certainly
> have no idea , does any one here know how that would
> effect things ?
lateral slip, which mostly arises as a result of the fact
that the wind usually wants to push the boat sideways as
well as forward. This isn't much of an issue on powerboats
because they aren't using wind as their motive force.
I doubt that leeboards would make the boat more seaworthy,
in fact it might cause it to "trip" in a broaching sea.
What they would be good for is for giving directional
stability in a cross wind, especially when docking. I think
that the BIG power sharpie (sorry, forget its name) has a
centreboard for this reason.
Senior Software Engineer
Union Switch & Signal
Perth, Western Australia
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