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Old 24-08-2016, 11:20   #16
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Re: Motion comfort #

If pitched between very slow very rolly and quick and less rolly I always opt for the quick.

A light, responsive boat can be way less tiring than a a heavy soft hull. The Dashews talk about it in one of their books.

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If pitched between very slow very rolly and quick and less rolly I always opt for the quick.

A light, responsive boat can be way less tiring than a a heavy soft hull. The Dashews talk about it in one of their books.

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Old 24-08-2016, 18:26   #18
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Re: Motion comfort #

thomm225's post #11 has a rather decided lack of multihulls in its list.
Not to start another argument or anything lol.
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Re: Motion comfort #

There are ways to "cheat" in terms of adjusting a boat's comfort. Such as by hoisting something heavy, like a big anchor, up the rig. It slows down the speed (& "violence") with which a boat rolls (roll moment of inertia). Though it does also lessen her ultimate stability. But the difference in her rolling motion will definitely be noticable.

The reverse is also true. Racer's with super light rigs, & heavy keels, really whip around quickly in waves. And it's utter misery being on a boat who's totally lost hers. As denoted in many accounts of the '79 Fastnet.
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Re: Motion comfort #

Perhaps nearly everything will be extremely uncomfortable once the sea state gets crazy enough.

I do like the way racing boats move while in the non-racing mode. You just keep them going and control the speed and they become the most comfortable boats in the world. Many ex racers make great cruisers. Out friends sail an IOR two tonner. A home for an older skipper his wife and their young kid. You bet one wants plenty of motion comfort sailing a home.

I believe this is thanks to the extra lift that comes with some extra speed, something many older cruising designs never get. Another factor can be if extra sail area stabilizes the boat (better). Just think about what happens to comfort when we drop / shed sail.

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Glad to hear that. Thank you,


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I have a heavy old double ender. The comfort factor really depends on how it's sailed. Having sail up and the correct amount really makes a difference. In fact if one sails for "comfort" the whole experience is better--typically.

Sometimes it's fun to bash along but stuff lasts longer and doesn't get chewed up---crew included--if sailed "well." I'm talking from a cruiser's perspective not a racer's perspective.
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