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Old 14-08-2013, 18:25   #61
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Talking about what sort of boat is required, I just crewed [from this forum] the Barrier reef coast on a 43 footer. Very nice boat with three cabins, two heads, shower, dishwasher, flat screen tv, all furling sails with hydraulic winches, all electronics, etc, etc. However the boat I am going to get wont have a head, shower on the deck, single burner stove, one cabin, no tv or dishwasher, roughing it and loving it.
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Old 14-08-2013, 18:39   #62
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I sometimes wonder if we follow the same thinking patterns because we sail similar boats ... or is it the other way round?

Yes. I am 100% with you on this. I see pure seaworthiness a design/technical factor with other co-factors (technical and human) contributing.

Sort of to say some designs, some builds, some boats are inherently seaworthy, others are not.

As you said: 'a sound structure and a means of moving (it)'. I would also like the structure to be built in form and to parameters that promote safe sailing.

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I have wondered if "Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor" by C.A. Marchai is worth getting, and reading.
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I have wondered if "Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor" by C.A. Marchai is worth getting, and reading.
I have read it. I like it. I have it on my shelf.

I also like Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia (S&L Dashews), their chapters on cruising design are excellent and the whole book is a most interesting read.

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Nice book references! Adding to my Amazon wishlist.
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I have wondered if "Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor" by C.A. Marchai is worth getting, and reading.
Definitely a worthwhile reference book ,some chapters are fairly dense with some serious math, but the first few could have have resolved many of the discussions here for both the hard core salts and those at the entry level.
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I have wondered if "Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor" by C.A. Marchai is worth getting, and reading.
I have this book also. He is basically arguing against IOR style racing boats with fin keels and spade rudders plus lacking ballast and for a boat swith more keel surface, longer keels, protected /skeg rudder, and heavier/heavier built with a better ballast to disp ratio and higher Angle of Vanishing Stability (AVS)

Lots of folks on here just say it's dated and brag about whatever they are sailing since they don't plan on crossing oceans anyway.

Btw, the guy continually uses the Contessa 32 and similar boats as his good examples..........
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