Synergy beating home.....
Light winds, flat water
, light boat...?
And still healing....?
Aye, ya performance sailors.
My old heavy CSY 33
would not even move, heel or pay attention in them there above conditons...She would just drift around wondering when or where the game
That being said, I have considered removing tools, spare-parts, generators, anchors, chain, spare diesel
(Not the 8 cases of beer
however) just to sail a bit better.
A modern light-weight performancer 33 foot sail boat displaces perhaps 10,000 lbs with a 30 foot water line, and requires maybe 10 wind
driven HP to reach hull speed
An old fat 33 footer displacing 25,000 lbs with a 25 foot waterline
would need 25 wind
driven HP to get to a lesser hull speed
Hmm, from 10 knots to 20 knots of wind speed would Quadroople the force..?
And the drag would increase even more..?
Aye, Mr Jeff H, how much would the heavy boat benefit from getting read of 1,000 or 2,000 lbs of weight...Would I even feel the difference?
Would I feel the difference installing a folding or feathering prop?
Or is the basic boat so slow, fat and heavy that the above would not matter...?
(She does however wake up and got to work around 18 to 20 knots, in comfort and style..At that wind speed however, the waves are bigger creating a bumpy ride, and spray be flying...Style and safety
perhaps, but comfort is lagging behind despite the displacement
. It seems that we are always beating into the wether, regardless which way we sail....Paying the price
for less than clean living....?)