Thanks for doing this Pat.
I have some corrections for your data on the Manta
40. We have had our bottom soda blasted and uncovered the design waterline mark Manta
had in its mold
for the 40, so I was able to make some measurements from these. I have also made a lot of other measurements, and know for certain what the factory delivered weight for this boat is.
I did not see where I could make changes on your website, so will do so here...
Bh = 4'
LWL = 38'4"
BCL = 15'7"
BdCL = 24"
light ship = 16,500lbs (LS=no water
, but ALL of Manta's standard equipment
- the majority of which would be considered a full-out option package on any other boat including the large hardtop bimini
, W/D, A/C, full Corian countertops, watermaker
, 5KW generator
, inverter/charger, 480W of solar panels
100 gallons each of fuel
adds ~1,600lbs, and then there is the 40gal of holding tanks
These data will change your performance numbers to the downside for this boat, but they are the correct ones to use.