Model tests with five different keels in combination with one particular hull form have been carried out in the Delft Towing Tank. The variations include a plain deep keel, a keel-centre board, a plain restricted draft keel,a "Scheel" keel and a "winglet" keel. Based on the experimental results performance predictions are given for a 63 ft yacht for windspeeds up to 25 knots. The measured side force and resistance as a function of heeling angle, leeway angle and forward speed are used to analyse the relative merits of the considered keel-hull combinations.
Experimental Analysis of Five Keel-Hull Combinations
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Gerritsma, J. , and J. A. Keuning. "Experimental Analysis of Five Keel-Hull Combinations." Paper presented at the SNAME 7th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1985. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1985-001
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