Re: On the water.
Nice table. Rend Lake next year will have another boat. Maybe I'll be
able to cox Jim into taking a flight with me...lol.
> Great story of sailing the Light Schooner.
> Your comment about gusts being like turning on a 10 horse motor are
> pretty spot-on. Recently over on the Michalak list we've been
> discussing HP needed to row or motor against a headwind, and I found
> this table of HP per sq. feet of area for various wind speeds:
> Wind MPH HP per sq. foot
> 10 0.013
> 15 0 044
> 20 0.105
> 25 0.205
> 30 0.354
> 40 0.84
> 50 1.64
> 60 2.83
> 80 6.72
> 100 13.12
> If you have the LS wung out, main and mizzen all showing, that's 177
> sq. feet, not counting exposed hull area. So a 15 MPH wind gives you
> 7.79 HP. And a 20 MPH wind gets you 18.6 HP. Wowza! Take her out in
> MPH winds and experience the thrill of 148 HP. . . .