Personal Safety Gear

A Closer Look

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The nearly equal areas within the positive and negative curves on the WingNuts GZ Curve (left) indicate that the boat was as stable right side up as it was upside down. Once the stability formula was smoothed out to eliminate a loophole for boats with extreme topside flare, WingNuts’ stability index STABIDX (right) fell below 75, while the most of the fleet hovered well above 100.