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Old 30-03-2018, 13:58   #1
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Telling Stories about length

They dont even pretend any more. In fact they seem to be proud of the deception. From an FP promotional email
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the Lucia 40 may be redefining what's possible in just 40 feet (38'4" actually, but who's counting).
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Old 30-03-2018, 14:13   #2
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Almost as bad as quoted MPG on car literature.

Or emissions on a Volkswagen.
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Old 30-03-2018, 14:30   #3
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Re: Telling Stories about length

Lipari 41 is LOA 39.2ft
Salina 48 - 46.9ft
Leopard 44 - 42.58 ft
I wonder what the biggest badge vs LOA difference there is out there?
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Old 30-03-2018, 14:35   #4
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Re: Telling Stories about length

Same with marine diesel HP classes...for marketting they round up and add at least one.
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My Rafiki “37” is only 36’ 9”. Where’d my 3” go .

If these manufacturers were really smart they’d go the other way. Think of the savings at the marina dock .
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Old 30-03-2018, 14:47   #6
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Back in the day I owned a CS 36...actually 37 feet so when I was comparing it to other 36 footers it always seemed bigger, lol
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Old 30-03-2018, 15:10   #7
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Re: Telling Stories about length

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My Rafiki “37” is only 36’ 9”. Where’d my 3” go .

If these manufacturers were really smart they’d go the other way. Think of the savings at the marina dock .
Some are:
My Albin 28TE power boat is 31’ if you measure the anchor platform and the swim platform.
Big difference as the Bahamians sometimes charge $300 above 30’, sometimes $300 above 35’. (Depends who is on duty) paid both prices, but with the Albin 28’ they can’t argue length anymore, unless they bring a tape measure
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Old 30-03-2018, 15:12   #8
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My Rafiki “37” is only 36’ 9”. Where’d my 3” go .



If these manufacturers were really smart they’d go the other way. Think of the savings at the marina dock .


My Tayana 42 is actually 41’9”. Where did my 3” go? Maybe we could gather up all the missing 3 inches and build a boat out of them.
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Old 30-03-2018, 15:27   #9
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Re: Telling Stories about length

That's just weird. Why would they do that?

AFAIK, most or all European monohulls are badged according to hull length, with LOA somewhat longer. It's beneficial in marinas.
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My Rafiki “37” is only 36’ 9”. Where’d my 3” go .

If these manufacturers were really smart they’d go the other way. Think of the savings at the marina dock .
A Hans Christian 33 is what we want @ 42' LOA.
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Old 30-03-2018, 15:43   #11
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My Rafiki “37” is only 36’ 9”. Where’d my 3” go .

If these manufacturers were really smart they’d go the other way. Think of the savings at the marina dock .
A Hans Christian 33 is what we want @ 41' LOA.
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Old 30-03-2018, 15:50   #12
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My 41’ boat is really 43.5’ overall length

For you people who what happened to your lost length :-)
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Sailorboy1, can you send it back to us?
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Old 31-03-2018, 05:03   #14
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Sailorboy1, can you send it back to us?
No, once your have length you never want to back back to being small
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No, once your have length you never want to back back to being small
It's not the length that matters, it's the beam! ;-)
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