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Jackett

Member Since 27 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active May 29 2016 07:59 PM
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In Topic: Front Page 'Stupid'

10 May 2016 - 04:55 PM

Reading some of Uffa's books, on many of these long thin boats (meter boats and the various smaller one designs) as well as the Js, it was common for any spare crew to go down below and lie on the windward bunks - given the hull shape, this actually got their weight further outboards when well healed over than they would be on the windward deck, and also removed the windage they caused.

 

This is the same reason you also see pictures of them lying down on the windward deck - gets them almost as far to windward as sitting on the rail, but reduces the windage - on these low, narrow and heavily ballasted boat reducing the windage was considered more beneficial than getting the crew weight every last inch to windward.


In Topic: Used Farr 40 mast

27 April 2016 - 11:40 AM

to design something is a lot more fun than being engineer.

 

If you're an engineer but not a designer, you're in the wrong branch of engineering. I'm an engineer and I'm leading the design process day in, day out. Great fun.