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Old 14-12-2014, 16:51   #1
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Excellent article on hull design

Understanding monohull sailboat stability curves | M.B. Marsh Marine Design

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Re: Excellent article on hull design

Yes, the author explains clearly the basic notions of hydrostatic stability. But, as he highlights, the subject is much wider and complex: the sea isn't always flat, the boat is moving with 6 degrees of freedom, the position of mass in the hull and rig has a direct influence on inertia, thence roll and pitch response, which also depend on damping provided by the keel, rudder and sails. Seakindliness isn't only a function of hull shape and position of the center of gravity.

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Re: Excellent article on hull design

Thank you for posting the article! Good information
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