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    Turning Circle

    Hi all, can anyone explain why the Spartan has the turning circle of a cruise ship at slow speeds? Itís so easy to get into a predicament when you canít turn around and face the other way!

    Iím assuming itís to do with how the hull sits in the water when not at speed but Iím only guessing.

    Cheers,

    Will


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    Because it's in water, and water can absorb (move) more when force is applied slowly to it. When force is quickly applied to water, it has less time to react (move), and therefore it can offer more resistance for propelling a boat away from its' original position.

    You can make your boat turn sharper (even at slow speeds) by fully turning your rudder, and blipping your throttle repeatedly. This technique, provides the quick force necessary to overcome the energy absorbing fluidity of water, but doesn't allow your boat (in this case a Spartan) the time it needs to pickup speed which will intern keep your boat from accelerating out of control.
    Last edited by ReglarGuy; 06-27-2020 at 04:17 AM.
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    Thanks for the reply. Makes a lot of sense.


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