Thank you for making my point. Bedding is important, and shimming up with washers etc. to cant the hulls creates pressure hot spots that the bedding was created to avoid, by spreading the load over a greater area.
Many of us here at thebeachcats have re-bedded our beams, aligned our hulls center to center and toe to toe, and are not sailing cats with horrible bedding.
Nor do we think of ourselves as smarter that the designers of these cats, though we do have materials available to us now that are far superior to what was.
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What is incorrect? What you just said even though its talking about non symmetrical hulls still supports what I just said....that boats should be sailed upwind with the windward hull skimming the surface and that canting the hulls to match this intended angle sets the leeward hull at a level angle for it's most efficient angle and allows the daggers/rudders/ flat sides of the hulls to be perpendicular and provide the maximum slip resistance. Reducing the wetted surface makes a much bigger difference than the few degrees of angle induced into the leeward hull.
If any manual states that the primary purpose of lifting the windward hull to be just skimming the surface is that it sets the leeward hull at its optimal angle...it's flat incorrect.
What I understood you just said is that you shouldnt further angle already canted hulls? lol
Edited by tamumpower1 on May 11, 2018 - 07:25 PM.
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