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Re: Chester Yawl Conversi
Posted by CLC on Jan 9, 2007
>>>If it's not giving away any trade secrets, what gives the Chester Yawl its stiffness as a sailer? >>>
Three reasons, I think: 1) The design has less "deadrise" than similar Whitehall-types, so it's pretty stable. 2) The interior encourages the crew to sit on the bottom, where they do the most for stability (short of racing-dinghy-style hiking). And 3) the sprit rig is powerful but has a low center of effort.
In Response to: Re: Chester Yawl Conversi by Camper on Jan 8, 2007