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Old 06-09-2010, 11:33   #16
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You can use Carl’s Sail Calculator to look up sailboat parameters in a large database of boats, or enter your own boat and compare to the others. In addition, for any boat, you can calculate a set of quantities that will help you measure how it will perform.

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:52   #17
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Another thought about selecting a design: Look at the PHRF numbers. Lower values mean faster boats. Check base handicaps at the PHRF-NE dot com web site, for example.

Hobie 33 is 90
Tartan Ten is 126
Aphrodite 101 is 135


So... how long are the legs you plan to sail, in what region, and with how many? I hope you go!
or you can join the dark side and have a rating of -10.

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:56   #18
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Carl's is too cool!

I also use sailboatdata.com to check out design specifications.

johnsboatstuff.com has great explanations of ratios and a useful velocity ratio calculation.

We have been considering a boat with head room. The company I work for has an Olson 911 for sale at $18k. Problem is, it needs another $18 to be ready to go. Great boat and within our price and size range. point is... beware of the cheap boat fallacy!
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