Wow, where do I start. Nevermind...Yeah, I understand wha you were saying, but is still rotational force. Even when the nuts tight. Your hand, and the end of the wrench are still following a arc, as is the nut around the spindle.
A wing catilevered behind any vehicle has EXACTLY the same effect as the wing being attached straight down to two blanks extended from the rear of the vehicle. Because boats are on a medium that allows the rear to push into the medium, its effects are somewhat diiferent than a car. On a car the down force can use the rear axle as a pivot.(ah rotational force) Ever see what happens to a dragster when the front wing collapses. Thing they really need a front wing to plant the front tires if the rear wing didn't exist?
In a boat it is somewhat similar, but not exactly the same. But it would act to raise the front of the boat more than if the same wing was mounted directly inside the boats hull, but no more than if the a larger wing were mounted inside the hull, applying an equivlent down force. The cantilevered wing just allows a smaller wing to do the same job as a larger wing mounted closer to the vehicle. And the smaller wing creates much less drag, and weighs less. Weight helps in the down force, but the weight still needs to be accelerated. As the speed increases the wings down force goes up, and the wings weight becomes more massive, but adds no more down force than it did at the starting line, setting static.
Dragsters use to use weights on the front ends to help stop rotation on the start, but still had to accelerate the weight long after it was helping hold the front down. Now the drivers weight helps hold the front down, and the wing replaced the driver behind the rear axle. Now the rear down force increases with speed, which the driver never did, requirig a opposite down force on the front to counter the increased rear force.
whew! Didn't want to get in the middle of this. But you did drag me in.
I am still struggling with how a PROPERLY designed areo wing, reguardless of the angle of attake, can create lift on taf171 boat unless it is mounted upside down with the flat side up. If you couldn't still create lift with a PROPERLY designed aero wing on a negative attack, airplanes couldn't desend and fly at the same time. Now when the angle of attack become too steep, and the speeds to slow, a wing doesn't creat opposite force, it stalls.