Originally Posted by safariKY
Flash forward and a couple years older, we are still chartering and I just don't like the motion of Bavarias , and Beneteaus which is what we usually to get in Moorings charters. Anyone out there have experience with Jeaneaus? Is the motion feel the same as Benateau?
The very rough rule
of thumb is - the heavier the boat is per her length the more comfortable she will be motionwise. Look up and compare the displacement
of Bavarias and Beneteaus you have chartered to similar length Jeanneaus and you'll get an approximate idea. Also when at anchor
or moored, if wind
, tide and current
are not in synch the height of the freeboard and the depth
of the keel
contribute to the additional motion as they act as a permanent sail above waterline while the keel
counteracts as a sail below waterline. So compare these variables as well.
My boat has a relatively hefty displacement
for a 36fotter - 20,000lbs, when fully loaded, but with shoal keel of only 5' its motion is much more sedate when wind
and tide oppose each other. And I can see that from the outside just coming to her in a dinghy
and comparing her mast
sway and these of her neighbors of similar length.