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Re: Just Curious.
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: 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,

Unlike a sailing cat where the individual hulls of the cat are required to have enough buoyancy to float the whole structure on these really skinny craft designed only for minimum drag the hulls will only float 1/2 the weight of the craft. So if separated like a sailing craft the hulls would sink once heeled, perhaps a bad thing :)

Adding enough buoyancy would make the yak just too tall and wide to be useful for this admittedly very narrow application.

Also if the hulls were turned around, flat sides out, the curved insides being very close together, on my design they are only 8" apart, would create really awful drag.

Bill H.

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