foil vs. wetted surface

Posted by Randy Knauff on Jul 4, 2004

Raising a 15' water line one inch reduces wetted area drag by about 2.5 square feet. Even if you don't clear the water with the hull, would there be a place where the reduced wetted surface area drag more than offsets the foil drag?


In Response to: Fast 'kayak' 18 MPH + by Ice-Phil on Jul 2, 2004