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 Post subject: Lifting strakes on ama's
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:42 am 
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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.


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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????

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PostPosted: 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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