Michael has been busy working on the models. Here are some more screenshots.

The leeboards angle of attack has ben reduced to 3.5 degrees which is satisfactory. Hatches and ventilation system has been added. No water will now enter even if the boat is capsized. Of course she is self righting to 180 degrees heel.

Keels, centerboards, daggerboards, chinerunners, and leeboards prevent leeway. Only leeboards makes no resistance downwind. A cruising boat spends a lot of time running downwind at anchor and in port.

The use of the two aft masts are: holding an awning/water collector, stanchions for lifelines, holders for GPS and AIS antennas (important these days)

Click on the pictures if you like to enlarge them.

Regards Yrvind.