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What? I think I hear a rustling of the rats in the cornfield...
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Oh, sparks! What have you done again! :shock:
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Must have had a good ground system installed or I do believe that boat would have gone up like a roman candle.
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It amazes me these boats use people as the counter- balance. Are there systems with an extendable weighted boom on a swivel?
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Rob Lister wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:58 pm It amazes me these boats use people as the counter- balance. Are there systems with an extendable weighted boom on a swivel?
Indeed there are. On some really super-duper racers, the entire keel can be swung to either side which, when the boat is heeled over in a big way, puts the keel straight down in the water again.

I don't recall if any boats had movable ballast, like pumping water from one tank to another, but if one wishes to win a race that badly, why not? :)
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Do some sailboats have lateral fins to counteract the keeling over? Some cruise ships have them.
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Witness wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:03 pm Do some sailboats have lateral fins to counteract the keeling over? Some cruise ships have them.
Not that I've ever seen...

When a sailboat is heeled over, that alone is enough to stiffen the boats resistance to rolling due to wave action.
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Looked it up: there are fins for luxury yachts. Not sure how exactly they work, technical details are murkily presented (for the potential dumb rich buyer? :twisted: ).





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The extra fins in the water help keep the boat from rolling due to wave action. A sailboat under sail is pretty hard to roll due to the action of the wind and its own keel.
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↑ I understand the principle – countering roll like flaps on a plane – but couldn't find details on the implementation: how are the fins actuated, and what automatism controls them.





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Well, if I understand it correctly, the anti roll gadgets are fixed in position, they don't move, they're not retractable. No automation required.
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Nice ketch. Or yawl. Can't tell which from the photo.

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Quick, help her! :wink:
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Nice shot to the face.
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OMG. Makes me want to be young and stupid again.


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Witness wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:23 pm


Quick, help her! :wink:

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sparks wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:14 am and stupid again.
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sparks wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:03 am We'll forgive the black hair on account of that body.
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