Hello all, (newb alert btw. just trawling for ideas, i don't have time to do all these things myself yet)
tyre kicking i came across this,
footpath that has been floating longer than 50% of the world's population has been alive
I was just reading the post about the Formosa
51, with the comment
Originally Posted by VirtualVagabond
But it's horses for courses. They sail exactly the way they were designed to. They are a long keel
, heavy displacement
boat, so they sail like a long keel
They don't point like a fin keel greyhound, but when the conditions are getting heavy and the greyhounds are wimpering, they're the St Bernards saying 'what's the problem?'
My thoughts are that a heavy boat "should" be more stable into the wind
and would almost certainly be more stable at anchor
than a foam core
After a certain point of wave size the displacement of the boat becomes less important as the pure mass of the water
moving becomes far greater than even the 25,000kg of these boats. I would imagine (i have no experience here) that once you have a 10-15ft swell the heavy displacement boats are moving quite a lot and the sea handling (i guess basically hull
shape and what sails
are deployed) capabilities become far more important.
Clearly quite a lot of the way a boat will behave will depend on where it stores it's weight plus there's some nagging idea that it should become more important in a monohull
as it rises for size.
Are these the thoughts that put off possible footpath or custom purchasers? Would you expect a formosa
that on the surface has similar characters to behave differently? Shane