Re: (Prince William Sound Yawl isometric) Leeboard raised / canted?
- --- In email@example.com, ANDREW AIREY <andyairey@...> wrote:
>skipper is quoted as saying that they would leave both boards
> I can only pass on what I've read on sailing barge practise.One
down,unless racing.Dutch leebords,which have something of an aerofoil
section,were thought to be superior to the English flat boards,but I
don't think many skippers bothered to change.On a trip along the
Brittany coast last summer my skipper left the boards up,apart from
having one down to assist manoevering in Paimpol harbour,but what wind
we had was following anyway
> andy airey
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>In my initial inquiry I twice mentioned E-scows, because I have raced
them. They are quite obviously slower if both boards are left down, no
matter what point of sail, but especially to windward. Thanks to all
who posted answers. The Bolgers may have tried to reply by fax ... I
discovered after the fact that the printing cartridge in our machine
To those who asked about photos: Yes, I have a few, but haven't posted
any of our photos to a photo site. Will be happy to Email a couple of
shots directly to those who asked; just need to figure out the system.
I've lost the handle since we upgraded to the fast glass wire system.
Or maybe it's just the cantankerous Mac with which I struggle.
-- Will White
- Good day Will
My folding schooner was built with a single off-centreboard about a
foot deeper than the plans. It is 3/8" steel plate with rounded leading
edge and chamfered down to 1/8" over 2" of the trailing edge.
Performace-wise it stalls at low speeds and sometimes sucks air due to
being a bit small but once the breeze is above 12 knots it flies to
windward. Am glad I made it a centreboard as our bay has many shallows
and coral bommies. We hit them or run aground so often the board is
called the galvanized depth sounder.