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    Re: Wind & Current Navigation
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2003 Apr 17, 08:41 -0700

    On Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 07:16 AM, George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > The force will vary as the square of the velocity
    
    Why the square?
    
    > I think Dan's attempt to create a formula specifying the magnitude
    > and direction of the net forces on his boat will fail
    
    I am not really looking to actually calculate the forces each time I
    leave the slip as much as to try and understand from a theoretical
    standpoint what is happening.  Then, armed with a few good observations
    of the current and wind I would hope I could then have a better "seat
    of the pants" feel to the situation in the future.
    
    Thanks George for the considered reply.
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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