Motion Control

Peter Isler gives you the moves to manage the effects of wave action. "From the Experts" from our January 1996 issue.

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Motion Control
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When your skipper sends you down below to "ride the pine," just grin and bear it. It's for the good of your boatspeed, preventing the boat from pitching and improving resistance in the waves," says Peter Isler in "Motion Control," from the January 1996 issue of SW. "Actions such as these are in an effort to control the motion so that the boat will sail faster," he writes, examining the complex subject of weight balance, motion, and other ways you might be able to sail faster by controlling the motion. Download the complete article below.