Fins work best when they’re tight against the hull throughout their rotation. Water escaping between the top of the fin and the hull adds drag, reduces efficiency. Here, a section of the round bottom has been flattened to accommodate the fin.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶