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#1 MidPack

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

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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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

First thought in my head was 'induced form stability' therefore, better speed achievement ie' surfing at lower speeds.

You will get better answers..
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

at speed, chines give a cleaner water release from the hull.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

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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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

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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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

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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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Chines copy mac 26's according to another thread here.

That's what they bloody well do.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:09 AM

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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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:55 AM

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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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:02 AM

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:30 AM


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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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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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

What is clean water release?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

I was told by the FT7.5 dealer that keeping the chimes out of the water made the boat go fast. :ph34r:




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