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About Joelark81

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  • Birthday 03/19/1999

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    Western Lake Erie, North Cape Yacht Club
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    Morc boats, wood boats, distance racing

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  1. Joelark81

    Calling all S2 9.1 Owners

    Where do you sail out of, we have two 9.1s that actively race out of North Cape Yacht Club and I think that someone just bought one at Monroe Boat Club to race.
  2. Joelark81

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Some nice Hobie pictures
  3. Joelark81

    Favourite Boat pic?

    First picture is on a s2 9.1 I race on called odyssey. The second picture is of a Nelson marek 30 I also race on called Half Nelson, it’s from the start of an overnight race where we were beating a Henderson 30, hobie 33s and a Peterson 37, we are on the left
  4. Joelark81

    Deep vs. shallow keel

    Honestly everything said so far has been pretty helpful, considering that it won’t be worth it to fit a new keel to the boat I think we’re just going to see how it performs in races and go from there, I just wanted a general idea of what to expect
  5. Joelark81

    Deep vs. shallow keel

    Fair point, I haven’t thought about it that way before.
  6. Joelark81

    Deep vs. shallow keel

    So does the chord length even out the lift at all when going upwind?
  7. Joelark81

    Deep vs. shallow keel

    A friend of mine recently aquired a one-off 28 foot sailboat which has a shallow, very long chord keel. The old owner said the boat went fast upwind (possibly due to the fact that it weighs around 4500 lbs.) and tracked well. It made me wonder if a long chord shallow keel would produce the same lift as a deep skinny foil, keep in mind that I have next to no knowledge of hydrodynamic/ aerodynamics. Basically what are the pros and cons of the deep skinny keels and shallow long keels and in what ways do they even out in performance.