"11.96 metre is 39 feet 6 inches" it converts exactly I agree totally.
But you started all this by saying "like many French boats the 4.0 doesn't refer to length, it isnt 40 foot." The implication that many french boats lie about the overall length in the number designation in the there model name.
I could find nothing that did not state 40 foot, I now see that there where posted figures that are ambiguous, the ones I put in post#15, I did not bother to convert the metric to imperial, the original statement was it is not 40 foot and that states 40 foot. I was not looking at the metric length.
So you take my posted 11,960 mm figure divide by 25.4 and come up with 39 feet 6 inches after you have already stated in post #9 "yep 39 foot."
So that leaves me with it is NOT OK
in your eyes for the Catana
Group to stretch their boat from 39.5 feet to 40 feet, if that is in fact what they have done. It is still a possibility that the imperial figure is correct and the metric wrong.
But you on the other hand are allowed to shrink it from 39.5 feet to 39 feet "yep its 39 feet" to make your point, they are not telling the truth about L.O.A.
I take 40 foot x 12 = 480 inches x 25.4 = 12,192mm So are they under or over stating the length of the boat
Non of this matters a toss, what I asked was where you got your "yep its 39 feet" from thats all, it's that simple. (I will be back in Abell Point in a few days, I guess I could take my 25 meter tape and measure it if I was that concerned)
If you state something as a fact, it's not unreasonable to assume that you have gotten that information from somewhere
(not a reference to 44C by the way) all I was trying to find out was where the info you where basing your assertions on came from.
It's 5 O Clock here, the sun is setting over Bowen, I am off to get a drink at Monte's, will check in later.