Originally Posted by LeeV
No cause; the boat was brand new. His house dock was shallower than his draft
. His idea was to somehow remove or cut down the keels. Donít know if he did either.
Surely thatís a d(r)aft thing to do....
Sorry, couldnít resist.
But more seriously that sounds like a silly and potentially debilitating thing to do. The boat is designed with that amount of keel
to allow a certain amount of upwind performance.
Without being a naval architect Iím guessing it would be easy to step off a cliff in the performance curve if you reduced the keel
Intuition and gut feel could steer you way wrong here I would think. As badly as your boat might then steer....
Just my thoughts... Iím a newbie
and know next to nothing.