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12:06 Oct 17, 2002
English to French translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering / nautical
English term or phrase:Forefoot delta
The forefoot delta is made out of monolithic carbon (part of a sailing boat)
The second change Howard made was to add a flat (delta) area to the forward portion of the keel, just aft of where the bow forefoot makes contact with the water when on-plane. This delta section starts as only one inch wide and continues aft about 12 inches, creating a flat pad and a lace where the boat can turn on at normal cruising speeds (25 to 45 mph). The function of the forward delta is to create a definite pivot point for better cornering and to reduce the amount of banking (lean) as the turn increases in sharpness. http://www.howardboats.com/hbfeb97.html