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Does a heeling sailboat have less hull surface contacting the water than a boat on an even keel?
This depends on the design of the boat to a certain extent, however typically when a yacht is heeling it would be moving quickly, causing the bow to raise and thus less surface area contacting the water. The majority of single hull sailing yachts would have less surface area contacting the water when heeling.
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A hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat. Above the hull is the superstructure and/or deckhouse, where present. The line where the hull meets the water surface is calle…d the waterline.
The largest "swing" keel "production" yacht (ie. keel pivots/rotates into hull) is probably the Northshore Southerly 54rs. They have only just started construction, so if this… does not count, then the next model down the 46rs is probably the biggest. Draught varies between 7 foot, to less than 3 foot with the keel up on the 46rs and it can be beached. In terms of "custom" designed yachts, the Bill Dixon Yacht Design Company have made a 100 foot yacht with a swing keel named Liara II (Liara II actually has a tubular keel, meaning the lower half of the keel with the bulb is lifted into the out keel casing. It works in the same way a telescope does. But large yachts can accommodate swing keels). Coincidently, Bill Dixon designed the (hull) Southerly 46rs as mentioned above. As for yachts with "lifting" keels (ie. keel moves vertically upwards) the biggest production may be the Hanse 630e which as the name suggest is 63 foot in lenght. Marten also producte a lifting keel yacht I belive. Wally have adjustable boards, as do products of many of the larger builders but it could be argued that these are custom, rather than production models as they all vary. As for custom yachts, adjsutable boards are fairly common, the biggest may be Mirabella V, her draught can vary between 32 feet and 13 feet. Mirabella V is 247 foot in lenght and set numerous records upon completion of construction in terms of size, sail area, mast height ect. The Southerly 57 is on the water at Southampton Boat Show and there is a 65 on the way.
The main body of the boat.
Two manufacturers of this type of boats are: Hake Yachts, 4550 SE Hampton Court, Stuart FL 34997 * (772) 287-3200 http://www.seawardyachts.com/ and Northshore Shipy…ard, Chichester Harbour U.K. http://www.northshore.co.uk
The hull of a boat is the main body that rides in the water. Engines, Decks, masts and rudders are all installed in or on the hull.
The hull of a craft is the lower most half, to which the cap is fastened. The hull makes provision for floatation, without which, the vessel would sink.
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A centerboard is retractable, the keel is not. A centerboard is lighter than a keel. Please see the related link below:
More than 50 percent.
My opinion is that it is one of the permutations of the Newport/Neptune/Gloucester 16 footers. Very solid little boats, out of production though since about 1988. The Gloucest…er would be the later model. All three are very similar. I second this, as a G16 owner (and 14 other sailboats), with a couple of reservations. First, the boat's cabin liner is a bad design. You have to tear it out to gain access to the hull aft interior, bail the bilges, and even expose the pivot bolt. Second, like most other small boats, it has neither positive flotation nor waterproof bunk and cockpit hatches. All these can be installed, however, within 2 dozen manhours, and at that point the boat is indeed the best little swingkeeler out there, and better than many a fixed keel and keel/CB shoe to boot. Briefly because it combines the three Newick parameters of cheap cost, comfortable accommodation, and reasonably good performance in a golden compromise that only Bill Lapworth could have pulled off. It's a real sleeper on the boat market. Afraid my publicity is only going to drive up the price. Sadly.
it is less polluted cause humans havent polluted the all of the underground yet and surface water has been caonooed in ran over by cars.
There are many variants: Some single-hulled sailboats have V-hulls, while others are flat-bottomed. Others are twin-hulled and these are called catamarans. Yet others are call…ed trimarans because they have THREE hulls.