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  Really different boats
  Posted by: trvlrerik on Dec-22-12 12:48 PM (EST)
 

When I take out a rounded bottom or soft chined boat versus a hard chined boat I have a few minutes of getting used to changing how aggressivly I can edge to boat. Once you get used to a hard chined boat you may like the way it "locks in" while leaned over. I find it comforting to have the secondary stability with a hard chined boat. I have rolled over many more times in soft chined boats (not meaning to) by not having the more defined limit of secondary stability.
One way I think of it is a rounded hull rolls with your hips, a sharper boat "clicks".

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