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Old 22-07-2011, 08:20   #1
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A Proper Vessel

So I've been sailing my AMF Apollo 16 now for some time and despite it being a fine vessel, I'm ready to move up to something with a little more legroom. I'm interested in racing and have been crewing with some friends for a while on a Pearson 27. What do you all know about draft/beam/hull design/hull weight/etc that contributes to overall speed for a boat? Also, I know that a deep keel is good for stability, but what effect does it have on hydrodynamics? Also, what are some good, reliable and fast boats in this class? Thanks, Keith

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Old 22-07-2011, 08:40   #2
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have a look at this. Sadler 29

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Other than for waterline, the biggest predictor of speed on a keelboat would be the sail area/displacement ratio.
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...and righting moment. (Resistance to heeling)

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I've become a recent fan of Gary Mulls Rangers. A Santana 22, another Mull design would be a lot of fun...
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Moth and other sailing hydrofoils such as l'hydroptère. It really depends on what you're trying to do: go fast? adrenaline? community of competition? throw boat units into the water for fun and excitement?



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