Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
Full water tank helps the boat to weather (stands up better, weight is down
low) 100' of chain is like having a fat boy on your bow pulpit and probably
worth about 2 degrees. Really. If the keel has any growth, ANY, it stalls
The reason weight forward is bad is because it increases the polar moment of
inertia. Makes the bow go up and down more and a bit more side to side
which interrupts the flow, increases drag, and degrades your pace.
Hope this helps.
Joel F. Potter - SUPER MARAMU MILLENNIUM # 400 "MARY BROWN"