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Old 17-07-2014, 06:37   #31
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Re: first making a wise desicion

Originally Posted by skipmac View Post
I was guessing something along those lines. So who is this guy Carl? Never heard of him before. It did mention on the calculator that the comfort formula came from Ted Brewer but did not notice where the rest of the formulas and calculations were derived.

Like all of the similar formulas I have seen, my opinion it can give you some very rough guidelines on what you might expect from a boat and point out some extreme designs but that's as far as it goes.

For example, I didn't see anything in the formulas that took into account hull form or even something as basic as draft. So nothing to account for location of max beam, how far fore and aft the beam is carried and a whole host of other parameters.

I think most would agree that all of these could have a significant effect on comfort, susceptibility to capsizing, boat performance and more.

Not saying numbers and formulas cannot be helpful but I would not use that as the primary tool for selecting or eliminate a boat from my list.
Agreed. It always makes me laugh when these numbers are tossed around like gospel.

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Old 17-07-2014, 08:45   #32
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Re: First Purchase..Help Making A Wise Decision

Originally Posted by imagine2frolic View Post
Live-aboard & cruising = STORAGE
+1. I'd also add good stateroom, good shower and lots of water and diesel storage.

Since moving aboard we've found a good useable aft deck space on our Liberty 458 to be a godsend.

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