59354Re: Water Ballasted Chebacco
- Jan 8, 2009Chris, You need both lines of the link - the yahoo text editor cut
it in two. Alternatively look in the "designs and plans" section of
the WoodenBoat Forum for the "Water Ballast Chebacco topic"
I sort of agree with the notion that the water doesn't have a
righting moment until it goes above the actual water line because we
are comparing a flat bottom to a deeper round bottom. Its like the
water ballast is on the outside of the flat bottom.
The round bottom hull would be less stable than the flat without the
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christopher C. Wetherill"
>water ballast, being neutral buoyant at best, has no appreciable
> I could not find the images in your link. It seems to me that
effect until it is raised above the waterline. I will admit,
however, that it has been several years since I took a class in ship
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