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2 hours ago, Vaughan said:

I bet we will all find our boats easier to steer after that, as the "squat effect" of the narrow river will be greatly reduced by having deeper water.

Squat is a function of the square of the speed so at 4 MPH , squat will be minimal.

The only way your steering will be effected is by shallow water effect which has nothing to do with speed hence not squat.

Squat, a very misunderstood and while quite real, effect.

Squat, perversely sucks down your vessel to a deeper draft when you navigate in shallow water.

Shallow water effect interferes with the flow of water around the rudder and happens regardless of speed.

I can explain more but it is rather complicated 😳

Bank effect caused by narrow rivers is something quite different although the hydrodynamic causes are very similar.

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25 minutes ago, FlyingFortress said:

Squat is a function of the square of the speed so at 4 MPH , squat will 

Squat, a very misunderstood and while quite real, effect.

Squat, perversely sucks down your vessel to a deeper draft when you navigate in 

 

Does that mean if we raise the river bed at PH boats will get through.:default_coat:

Fred

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