Originally Posted by arsenelupiga
been a while but must have been french ones.
you sound like well informed, what is current
when is blowing drift can be significant as higher water layers actually move in direction of wind. Only deep draggeerboards help here but if you have to raise them then not much good.
I dont know what your smoking mate but it must be good!
The water layers move in the direction of the wind??? Are you talking about waves or some other phenomenon? If so what have you named it??
Daggerboards are high aspect/ low drag adjustable leeway reduction device
They dont act against waves. They reduce leeway from the sail plan.
Yes they would be better at sailing off a lee shore but that is not the reason for them. Thats according to my boats french owners manual at least.
BTW it also says my draft
with boards up is 80cm INCLUDING rudders. If anything its a little bit less than that. Kick up rudders would be maybe 30cm less again.
I very much doubt a bit of wind wave action from escaping the said lee shore would break my boards. How are these waves any different to waves anywhere else? We arent talking about sailing in the breakers are we?
If so pass the crack pipe please i need a toke....