Originally Posted by samc99us
I have flipped my H14 over backwards twice now tacking in 20+ kts, 4' waves and getting airborne enough to scoop air under the solid tramp. Combined with my weight in the stern it goes downhill real fast.

The OP is going mesh, and that's great, but for the record...

I have personally gathered empirical evidence suggesting that, in conditions similar to those described above, a mesh tramp can produce strikingly similar results. While I have no laboratory data to support it, my hypothesis is that, given the small holes in the mesh, combined with viscosity/surface tension factors and boundary layer/shear issues, the head loss across the mesh material is actually quite high, resulting in the majority of the wind force knocking me on my butt, regardless of the tramp material!

Jerome Vaughan
Hobie 16
Clinton, Mississippi