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53291Re:Modify a Windsprint?

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  • Jon & Wanda(Tink)
    Apr 1, 2007
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      I would think it may raise the COG and cause more heeling. It may be
      better to add 4-6" in width at center of force spredding the bow a
      little as well as the stern then deck.


      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Wetherill"
      <wetherillc@...> wrote:
      > Matt,
      > Here is my concern. Look at Patrick Crockkett's pictures here:
      > http://home.nc.rr.com/pcrockett/boats.html The photo showing two
      > adults and a child aboard running close hauled doesn't show a lot of
      > reserve against heeling and "burying the rail". Coupled with the
      > numerous descriptions of swamping of Windsprints, I was inspired to
      > contemplate the behaviors that could result in me taking an
      > swim.
      > The precipitating event in the descriptions I have read is the boom
      > going under water. This would drag the hull across the wind.
      > Knockdown would be inevitable. My thinking is that if the draft and
      > heel combine to put the gunwale under then the swim would be just as
      > certain.
      > My options are to build as drawn, build with extra freeboard, and
      > build with deck and combing. Building with deck and combing would
      > result in a cockpit with reduced width. Since I am almost 50, 6'
      > 220#, and have troublesome knees, This is not too appealing. I
      > therefore limit the decking to the ends of the hull and consider the
      > freeboard.
      > Decking the ends would add at least one sheet. Increasing the width
      > of the sides would add another. I am trying to decide if the time
      > materials difference is worthwhile.
      > V/R
      > Chris
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Matthew Lawson" <mplawson@> wrote:
      > >
      > > To give Windsprint more freeboard means major changes in the
      > of the
      > > side panels on the sheets of plywood, turning an incredibly
      > > materials-efficient design into a plywood hog (comparatively).
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