Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:40 PM
What sort of boat?
What condition was the keel in before you started?
What condition was it in when you finished fairing?
What performance was gained (point/ speed)
I think we all know in theory a properly faired keel will be better, but just looking for some real life scenarios.
Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:56 PM
Not allowed in lot of OD classes but most PHRF don't hit you for it. Like any improvement it ALL adds up in the end and one bad tack can take away any/all time you gained.
Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:58 PM
Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:34 PM
Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:09 PM
The result was a dramatic improvement in the overall performance. The boat points a few degrees higher and is a lot easier to drive and keep in the groove now. I went from being near the top of my fleet to being right at the top competing for the win almost every week.