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Lifting strakes on ama's
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Author:  jholtco [ Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Lifting strakes on ama's

Has anyone tried to fabricate "lifting strakes" on the front of the ama's to give the ama's a little extra lift as your speed under sail increases. They would be similar to the "winglets" some owner's have fabricated on the rudder tips, except longer.

Author:  dougDNer [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:30 am ]
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I've wondered the same thing. And while were at it----has anyone tried adding an inch and a half keel the lenth of the ama for better pointing????

Author:  Tom Ray [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:05 am ]
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Lift always comes with a cost in drag. I doubt strakes would improve performance.

Canted daggerboards in each ama would probably increase pointing ability, but who wants to mess with them when we have a Mirage drive for going upwind? ;)

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