SWATH speed and stability opinions

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jon haig, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    I believe the correct term for what you are attempting to describe is transfer.
    If you're going to be a know-it-all, it's important to be correct, otherwise...
    well, it just looks bad.

  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    ??? We were not talking about the actual geometry of the turn (i.e. the advance, transfer, and tactical diameter) but rather the orientation of the ship to its course over ground. Yellowjacket used the aerodynamic term "slip" Slip (aerodynamics) - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_(aerodynamics) for the orientation of the hull to the track while in a turn. A ship does not "slip", it "skids" Skid (aerodynamics) - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skid_(aerodynamics) because the rudder is always outside the CG during the turn for SWATHs and all other vessels except fully flying hydrofoils.
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