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DQOTD: What do chines do (performance wise)?

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I am sure this has been discussed here before, so apologies.

 

I'm seeing more (esp race oriented) boats with very defined chines, some with several flatter sections/cut lines (or whatever the proper term is). Not so much from a construction standpoint, as I can imagine the benefits there - but what are the sailing performance advantages (and disadvantages) of chines in hull design?

 

I did try Google first, but most of the hits were to other forums, where consensus answers weren't common.

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they save you money when doing a paint job as it helps to figure where the bottom paint stops

 

time = money

 

less money = less time

 

= Faster

 

less you take a rating hit for saving money

 

you're welcome

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Do they not increase the waterlenght as the boat heels and afford form stability to help to allow the boat to maintain power as the wind increases?

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A boat with a flat bottom and sharp turn of bilge to the topsides will have more form stability than one with a V shaped bottom and more gentle turn of bilge. The sharpest turn of bilge you can get is a corner. Has upsides in terms of clean water release. Has downsides in terms of drag when immersed, which can have unwanted effects - see the RP boats that had to be re-hulled.

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An olde woody boat builder guy I knew years ago once told me that chined boats were for people who couldn't afford real carpenters.....

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An olde woody boat builder guy I knew years ago once told me that chined boats were for people who couldn't afford real carpenters.....

 

Ummmmmmmm

 

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An olde woody boat builder guy I knew years ago once told me that chined boats were for people who couldn't afford real carpenters.....

 

Ummmmmmmm

 

Alt_Ragtime.JPG

 

Evry now and then you say things that remind me why I didn't block you years ago. This is one of those times.

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