Originally Posted by Jim D
Info given there for the T37 includes:
Disp = 16,278
Sail Area = 658
SA/Disp = 16.39
Disp/LWL = 278
Motion Comfort = 28.97
There's plenty of debate about the value of the MC ratio calculation, but there's the data.
I was absolutely NOT kidding when I wrote that the value and application of Motion Comfort ratio was subject to debate. Personally, I think SA/D and D/LWL are much more useful ratios for comparing boats.
However, the MC ratio is out there, and the website for which I provided a link will either provide all the data for a long list of boats, or will calculate the assorted factors if you input the measurements for any boat.
One thing that's fun to explore is doing sensitivity tests of your own using the calculator site, to gain knowledge of what changes have the greater impacts; like you can increase the displacement by 500 pounds and see how all the calculated numbers change.
For me, all the data is interesting, even MC, as it gives you directional indications when comparing two boats against each other. Such relational comparisons are likely more insightful than is the absolute value of any given calculation. For example - I suspect we can all mostly agree that a yacht with SA/D of 12 will be a lot slower and harder to get going in light air than another one with SA/D of 20. That's what I mean. And if I want to think about a boat with which I am completely unfamiliar, then checking these ratios gives me an indication of what I might expect.
Solo mentioned he "used to have a list". Well - such a list is essentially provided right in that calculation website.