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Re: To foil weathercockin
Posted by Camper on May 19, 2007
Great response!! Thanks. I felt sure it must have been tried, but didn't know where to look (I didn't know it was called a wind rudder).
Looks like I guessed low on the amount of correcting moment needed to cancel weathercocking.
Also wasn't aware of the side benefit of rudder in surf.
But it reminds me of something I read in Wooden Boat or one of the sailing rags. Someone had built a modern high-performance sailboat with a high-efficiency fin keel. They found a minor problem: some sideways motion, or "slippage". But not leeway--the keel created so much lift that instead of making leeway, the boat would drift slightly TOWARD the wind!
In Response to: Re: To foil weathercockin by CLC on May 18, 2007