Sail Angle to the Wind

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Fanie, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    [/QUOTE]Besides, I think you're missing the whole point. The normal sails o boats don't make lift, that is why they pitch pole.

    The example I show hardly has any heel, and the sails do lift, that is the force is up, not down into the water.[/QUOTE]

    Pitchpoling is caused by the moment produced by the vertical difference between the center of effort on the sails and the center of resistance or drag. Without lift, a sailboat would not move.
     

  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Conspiracy theories and paranoia are not facts and definitely not science. There was never a concerted resistance against multihulls in this forum. There were, and are, limitations to any kind of vessel.
     
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