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Old 14-08-2012, 09:18   #61
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Re: Production Boat Offshore - Summary ?

To Barnakiel.
If you chose something else than a archipelago sailer, you will find ther freeboard to be a lot higher. Nobody want's splashing water arround the cockpit area. There are sailboats that have higher keel weight ratio. The problem I have is to find them.

Better safe than sorry.
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Old 14-08-2012, 13:10   #62
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Re: Production Boat Offshore - Summary ?

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To Barnakiel.
If you chose something else than a archipelago sailer, you will find ther freeboard to be a lot higher. Nobody want's splashing water arround the cockpit area. There are sailboats that have higher keel weight ratio. The problem I have is to find them.

Better safe than sorry.
Why do you think the water finds its way over the top end? Most of the time it is a mysterious leak that actually comes from a seacock, a stern gland, or a chain locker, (etc).!

Ballast ration on older, 'classic' designs can be at times surprisingly low (sic!), no wonder - when you think about how heavy their hulls can be. Most of the time, the ballast ratio counts little, unless a design is seriously flawed or else when the boat is an out-and-out racer that needs excessive ballast ratio to be able to carry excessive SA (and so achieve excessive speeds !).

Bueno, all boats are equal, just some are obviously better.

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