hydrofoils for keels

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by walkingwarship, May 10, 2015.

  1. daiquiri
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    I was about to ask the same question. Though I disagree with your conclusion. :rolleyes:
     
  2. walkingwarship
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    Nope not the wedge... Where's that? Where I was at even my instructor couldn't get up and stay up. Got all tired and had to quit cause even in the channel the waves were hard and if u get in the river current u kiss yer arse goodbye.
     

  3. walkingwarship
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    I think that a good hydrofoil will pull the boat up wind and have less drag in the direction of travel. Thus being double efficient. Not only keeping her closer to her steered course, but also helping her point higher.

    May need heavier keel material though.

    Wish I had a decent sized model to test with.
     
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