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Asked by: keri don
Subject: gyroscopic motion in a boat
Question: what are the different ways in which a gyroscopic motion arises while sailing in a boat
Date: 20 November 2003
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Answer: Ram Firestone - 27/11/2003 01:19:50
 If your talking about a sailboat I'm not sure there is anything that relates to gyroscopic motion. Of course the engine in a powerboat probably has some nominal gyroscopic effects. On the other hand you could probably use a large gyroscope to provide stability in place of the weighted keel in a sailboat.

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