So, the time arrived to try out Jianna on the water. Going down the Lymington river I realised that I had done something as she listed to starboard, not much, and entirely appropriate to just me sitting to starboard. but I had not had that before!
I got out to the Solent and gave her the beans. There are many words that I could use but fantastic will do! Not a hint of a list, and she has that precision and surefootedness that was missing before - just brilliant. So, a completely successful result. A couple of weeks graft and worth every minute. I would not believe that Mr Newton could have such an effect on a dynamic system.
Personally, I doubted that this fix would be the answer.
I have been thinking about this, and moving 45Kg of batteries should not have changed the turning moment sufficiently to have such a dramatic effect, but I think the effect is actually 90Kg, as not only have I added 45Kg to starboard, but I have removed 45Kg from the port side. Yes I know I am being simplistic, as turning moment is force x distance, but the proof of the pudding .....
I think that bottle of Highland Park is in for it