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Old 12-09-2012, 03:52   #31
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Re: Your Power to Weight Ratio ( Sail area to displacement in kilos )

Last monday just before reaching Richards bay whales where jumping up and down less than 100 meters away , a grand sight , on their way to the Atlantic ,, some came completely out of the water.
loved to see this

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Originally Posted by Nicholson58
If we are talking abut any sort of traditional monohull, its waterline that counts for more than anything. We are 58 LOA; 55,000 disp. 1984 Camper & Nicholson Ketch. LWL is 45. Beam is 16. We weigh 36 tons on the hoist. We make 9 knots easily in about 12 knots true wind and 10+ is easy. We rarely heal over 15 degrees. My cousin's sister ship to ours made 7 days of 15 knots crossing the S Pacific. My sail area is big but the ratio is terrible. The metrics of power to weight is really only of interest discussing similar Cats or planing hull monohulls.
Your sailboat is larger than the lake I sail on!

What is the sail called fore of the mizzen mast? Would there be any benefit for me on my 32 ketch? I have over a dozen sails, would love to try rigging that on my boat.

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