Boat Building Forum

Find advice on all aspects of building your own kayak, canoe or any lightweight boats

Re: Just Curious.
In Response To: Just Curious. ()

: Hi Carl,

: If you think you might separate the hulls to be wider at some time in the
: future for sailing why not put the flat side of the asymmetrical hull on
: the outside and eliminate the need for dagger boards as this would keep
: the boat from lateral slippage while under sail.

: John

Hi John,
That idea has been tried out before and it didn't produce the effects expected in catamarans. With both hulls in the water, the foil effect of the leeward hull lifting to windward was negated by the windward hull trying to lift to the leeward side.
It works in tri's with the main hull symmetrical and the floats assymmetrical as the windward float is out of the water and producing no lift.

Mike Savage
South West Cork

Messages In This Thread

Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost *LINK*
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost *LINK*
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost------Web
Re: Catmaran kayak? Floatation
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost------Web
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost *LINK*
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Just Curious.
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost *Pic*
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak? *Pic*
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak? *Pic*
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak? *Pic*
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak? *Pic*
Re: Seeking: catmaran kayak?