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  I doubt it
  Posted by: abc on Nov-08-12 6:39 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Nov-08-12 6:40 PM EST --

"From a hydrodynamic perspective, does a deployed skeg increase the effective waterline length of a boat, and thus increase the (effective) maximum speed and/or add more efficiency? "

Increasing the waterline length itself won't give you more speed/efficiency.

It's when your increase in length resulting in decrease of waterline width (given the same displacement volume), then you'll have a more efficient hydrodynamic shape.


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