Surface finish

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Kim Klaka is a graduate from Southampton University with interests in full-size boat design and performance.  He has recently looked at preparing a DF95 for racing and has sent me a copy of his paper dealing with surface finish and drag.

"The effect of hull surface roughness on the performance of a model sailing yacht"

As additional background, there is a page on permitted roughness in the "Design" section of the site.

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