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Old 08-25-2002, 10:57 PM
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Ron - Here's how a certain Swedish (lawn-dart) designer explained it to me: The wind tries to push the front of the boat off downwind, so you counter-steer into the wind. Therefore, you are effectively "turning" (hence the heel into the wind), but the wind keeps you going in a straight line. Make sense?
Yes that makes perfect sense. Sort of... Why doesn't it push the back of the boat with equal or more force since there is more surface area for the wind to push against at the stern?

When you drive a lawn dart, does the wind make is lean over as well. Or do the wings flap to counter balance the effects of the wind?

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You're right - it does push on the back of the boat as well - but the back of the boat is hooked up to the water (hopefully) by the hull and (especially) the skeg or rudder, so it doesn't move to any real extent. (Unless you're driving through one of those big, turbulent washes that tugboats create as they are trying to push a supertanker into the dock..... ) Then, EVERYTHING moves.......a lot.

And yes......lawn darts behave the same way. Physics is physics. If the wings start flapping, you need to go see your local composite repair shop. Fast.

BajaBob38's .38 Special, on the other hand......Well, it seems to wander all over the place at any speed, current, or wind condition.....

Madcow - sorry we hijacked your thread. So far the prop / drive alignment answers seem to make the most sense. Any signs of a bent or (worse) twisted skeg?
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To a certain extent that kinda makes sense. My boat will blast through six footers, no problem. But give me two footers directly on the beam and it SUKS! I'm giong up to the boat today to check the tie bar, and I'll let you all know.
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Old 08-26-2002, 11:31 AM
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If you didn't carry all that steak and shimp around in your boat that probably wouldnt be an issue !!!
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You ever hear the joke about the mom who hung a pork chop around the kid's neck so the dog would play with him? Thats why I carry steak and shrimp.
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