Running curved dagger boards retracted under load

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by John Rivers, Oct 7, 2022.

  1. John Rivers
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    John Rivers Junior Member

    Do 3/4 retracted curved dagger boards function and feel the same as a standard dagger board when the ship is under increased load. I would like a concept I'm building to be able to haul game from hunting, or extra concessions for long yoyages. How do retracted curved dagger boards with non finned foiled daggers and a center straight dagger for the center hull,, hold up generally and under those conditions?
  2. seandepagnier
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    seandepagnier Senior Member

    I believe you asked a rather open-ended question. There are too many variables at play to give a definite answer. I am no expert, but my understanding is that hydrofoils of various configurations and conditions are still not well understood by the experts.
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