Cartop Sailboat

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by nbehlman, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. sharpii2
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    sharpii2 Senior Member

    Greatly improved.

    If you want to go with the long, shallow rudder, put an end-plate on it. Its total width can start at half the rudder's draft. This will make the rudder much more effective.
     

  2. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Allatsea, that is indeed an interesting boat and an innovative method for transporting it on the highway.

    What is the purpose of that horizontal platform near the aft end? Those platforms are popular with flats sport fishermen her in the US. The fishermen stand on them to better sight the likes of Bonefish or other shallow water piscators. But they are always on power boats with huge engines. On the other hand it may be a spoiler or down force element as in the aft wings of a very fast race car.
     
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