Re: rough hull coating

Posted by Lloyd on Oct 3, 2004

Golf balls have dimples.

Smooth golf balls will not go as far as a dimpled ball.

Cavitation is not the correct idea. That is something different.

What happens is the "boundary layer" is broken up by the roughness. If the boundary layer remains intact the resistance is higher.

In Response to: rough hull coating by bryan hopkins on Oct 1, 2004