Originally Posted by Strait Shooter
The question is/was genuine. I disagree with your statements, and I was asking for clarification of your position before I stated my case. No hate, or discontent intended however. Sorry that after several days, you feel that way. Maybe less coffee?
I've been on mooring
balls and on anchor
a few times when it's been blowing a stink and rockin n rollin. If the drag introduced by a dozen or so mast
steps contributes much to the dynamics occurring at the time, I would be very surprised. And as to "bumping" and "breaking the anchor
free", I would suggest that maybe there are other issues that may have been overlooked that would cause said "bumping", and "breaking the anchor free". Thanks for the explanation of heeling tendencies btw.
"Inefficient and dangerous"? Sigh...... No, sorry.....I need to get going this morning and don't wish to engage anymore than I already have.
No hate and discontent intended now, or earlier. You're wrong though and I don't want some new guy reading this and getting the same impression you have......cause like I said, you're wrong.
When I look at my mast
, I wonder how much more windage could steps have than the standing and running rigging
that is already there? I look at my neighbor's boat, the same length as mine, and my standing rigging seems to be about twice the diameter of his. Does that mean I have twice the windage of his boat already? I don't know.
I'd love to seem some mathematician give us the formula and tell us the real effect steps are likely to have from a wind
resistance point of view. My suspicion, is that it is probably negligible.