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Old 08-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #12
Nomad Willy
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City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
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21 metric tons. How many thousand pounds?

The keel is like a trawler in a way and that is that it's deep aft and tapers down to next to nothing fwd. Being a sailboat one would think the center of pressure on the sails (and the hull) above the WL would match the lateral resistance of the keel below the WL. She is no doubt optimized for balance under sail but under power it would seem to me that the bow would fall off sharply to lee.
As I recall in the early 1800s schooners of this type were common.

Beautiful build.

North Western Washington State USA
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