[QUOTE=Kennebec Captain;84449]How do an X-Bow vessel handle in the wind? I’m thinking its going to want to turn off the wind. What about anchoring? Trying to anchor on a windy day as soon as you back down the bow is going to want to swing. And at anchor? Do they jack around on the hook like some car ships do?
As long as the pivot point is forward I think you’d still round up into the wind even though you have more sail area forward. Definitely with a deep draft, but not so sure with a supply boat. Going straight into the wind would be difficult though. Lots of adjustments coming into an anchorage I would think. If you lost the bow, it would be a pain recovering.