Enhance directional stability

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by Janne Enlund, May 4, 2015.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    Quite right, easy to move ballast around to see what difference it makes. Is there much slack in the steering set-up of this boat ?
     
  2. daiquiri
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    Yes, because it is quite possible that you currently have the CoG behind the CLR. Or, if you prefer, behind the center of pressure of the keel.
    It is totally compatible with the description of the boat's behavior in your post #8.
    Start filling the sand bags. ;)
     
  3. Janne Enlund
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    Nope, it's tight as a nun!
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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    Right, well it looks like the sand bag test is a cheap and relatively easy experiment to conduct, and assess it from there.
     
  5. Janne Enlund
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    I'm planning to build a chain locker in the bow later on, so this sandbag test will give me great information on where to locate it right.

    This is something I have in mind, found on a sailboat!

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  6. TeddyDiver
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    I'm betting the opposite :D Let's see.. Easier than sand bags is a case of beer, and enough friends to drink it just move the case and friends will follow..
     
  7. Janne Enlund
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    All my Finnish friends drink KoskenKorva (vodka) so I'm afrad that it would be a mess! :D
     
  8. Janne Enlund
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    Do I smell a bet coming on?
     
  9. daiquiri
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    I accept the bet. If you win, you'll have some really fine home-brewed beer from me. If I win, a bottle of a good red wine for me. :)
     
  10. TeddyDiver
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    Accepted :) now we have to wait Janne finds some sand bags or drunken finns.
     

  11. Janne Enlund
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    You'll have to wait until next summer. She'll spend this summer up in the air getting all dressed up!
     
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