What i don't understand:
-- everybody is aware about the disadvantages of bridgeck centerboards concerning ventilation, flow separation, performance , blah, whatever....
---everybody is aware about the advantages of bridgedeck centerboards for cruising boats ( no trunks in hulls , kick- up, ....)
---when a bridgeck centerboards matches into a SOR, why not ?
---the majority , the cruisers, want to have sufficient performance , troublefree and reliable.
In my opinion we only have to figure out a practcal , a bulletproof solution.
No, solutions. ALL technical solutions.
I guess this thread is long enough.
Someone has to summarize the already presented solutions.
Everyone should be able to pick out his individual solution then--- more performing, more troublefree, in between, whatever...
With other words,
everything has been said, but not by everyone.
More than 500 posts !
summarize ( or summarization ?)
Mmh , not me
btw., additionally to a kick-up centerboard one needs a retractable rudder, transom hung, bridgedeck hung , telescopic underhung, pivoting underhung , at least a skegged , pretty little ( ineffective ) rudder)
One needs another, an additional thread ? Shallow draft multihulls .
Do we wanna talk about retractable appendages ? http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1314
Do we wanna talk about sailing upwind in excess in about half a meter of water ? http://www.kohlus.de/papers/TOPUW8A.gif
I guess not, not really.