Move that bow !!

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by GOTTABSOMEWHERE, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. GOTTABSOMEWHERE
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    GOTTABSOMEWHERE Junior Member


    [/Does the front of the "lanteen" sail act like a "jib" and help to come about ?
    Would this be the case with a "Dhow" type sail ?
    Does the front of the sail (bow) swing to port and stbd. as the main sheet does ?
    How does the Dhow type sail work ?
    Just trying to figure this out as I like this type of ssail
    Thanks in advanceSIZE]
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It works similarly to a lug sail. The center of effort is closer to the mast than a marconi. Also, the pressure of the wind on the forward part balances the pressure on the back. This takes some of the force from the sheet.
     
  3. GOTTABSOMEWHERE
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    GOTTABSOMEWHERE Junior Member

    Come about




    Hey Gonzo..................WHAT ?????
     
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