I'm away for a day or two, why doesn't someone who is interested in this particular interface between theory and practice start a new thread on capsize
dynamics or whatever.
I don't personally see that it's an offensive line of discussion, but I can see that it might be seen as having derailed this thread.
I'm not sure what happened to the guy who persuaded me to elaborate on something I was pretty sure would bore the average forum participant; maybe he's out of town too.
Just spotted the post a couple up from this one - glad you're still hanging in there, msponer.
I entirely agree about Marchaj ; it seemed to me that on that particular subtopic, he let himself be driven by answers rather than questions.
Furthermore while he's undoubtedly brilliant on the aerodynamic side, I got the feeling, way back when he wrote it, that he just didn't have sufficient variety and depth
of experience in many different styles of boat, in severe enough conditions, to be able to do reality checks on his thinking about how the style of boat affects handling characteristics.
And the experiences I've had and heard about since have only served to solidify those early reservations.