53291Re:Modify a Windsprint?
- Apr 1, 2007I 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christopher Wetherill"
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.layout
> --- In email@example.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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