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Does a heeling sailboat have less hull surface contacting the water than a boat on an even keel?

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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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