Chine at bow

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by frank smith, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    I don't get to use my boats in rough conditions so this is only my opinion. It seems that at whatever angle the waves hits the stem it would be deflected down to a degree determined by the amount of flare where it hits. The surfaces below the chine have more flare (read deadrise if it's the bottom) than the sheer. However, that's all relative.
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