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Old 19-02-2021, 04:52   #16
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Re: A new Comfort Ratio

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No-just some N.S. lobster boats in "comfort testing" conditions.
The lead boat is a 2 napkin & the second is a new improved model that appears to be approaching one napkin in comfort.
Comfort is measured by the number of wet napkins that it takes to keep your coffee cup on the table.
So, extrapolating on your theory, if I have the spill resistant lid on my Yeti, which contains spills for the most part, does this mean that my comfort level will be increased by using such a lid? I will say right off that I am much more approachable after my first cup of joe in the morning.
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I spent some time as a crewman on USCG aircraft, as an AT I rode the navigators seat. One night off Hatteras we were circling a dissmasted sailboat and both pilots called for barf bags. That was uncomfortable and I swore I would NEVER buy a sailboat.

Later in my working career I posted over my desk a National Fisherman cover that showed a 60 something trawler fully half out of the water ready to crash into the next wave. I said to myself “When that starts looking better than this I quit.”

Here I am, comfortably.

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Old 19-02-2021, 06:32   #18
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So, extrapolating on your theory, if I have the spill resistant lid on my Yeti, which contains spills for the most part, does this mean that my comfort level will be increased by using such a lid? I will say right off that I am much more approachable after my first cup of joe in the morning.

You got it!! Next step is bungee cords.
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Old 19-02-2021, 07:48   #19
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So, extrapolating on your theory, if I have the spill resistant lid on my Yeti, which contains spills for the most part, does this mean that my comfort level will be increased by using such a lid? I will say right off that I am much more approachable after my first cup of joe in the morning.
So you're saying your vessel is in violation of Rule 2304, which stipulates Control Cups
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Old 19-02-2021, 08:48   #20
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Whatever happened to the fin keel / spade rudder vs full keel with keel hung rudder? I was of the opinion that running downwind in a fin keel was considerably more uncomfortable than in a full keel. Then there are stabilizers -- gyroscopes anyone?
Then there are issues such as: how many steps on the companionway (more is less comfort); U-shaped galley vs straight line; a widened deck at the bow (for more foot room); ad nauseam. Don't these sort of items add to "comfort" also?

Access to the engine HAS to be rated with a comfort factor! Some of those in which only a professional contortionist can <do something simple> (CF of minus #) compare badly to those with spacious access, for instance, the engine under a large hatch in the center-cockpit wherein the boom can lift the engine up easily, etc., etc. CF high#.
And then there are the ones where major destruction of joinery must happen before <some thing can be done>. CF 3-digit negative #.

As to "getting there faster". OK, if that's what you want. I thought 'getting there was 1/2 (or more) the fun'. And in fact, planning the trip can be a substantial amount of the joy too.
How to correlate the Comfort Factor to the Safety Factor? On second thought, don't go there. There are likely to be 50 replies with 75 solutions!
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So you're saying your vessel is in violation of Rule 2304, which stipulates Control Cups

The Rule of Cups. I like it!!
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Here's my onboard mug. Does this make my boat a lot more comfortable?


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A wad of chewing gum & that mug-you're ready for the SORC-in comfort!


That's a humdinger of a mug Mike.
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Joking aside-comfort is an indicator of stability-which is no joke,so the idea of a way to measure & record a vessel's actions by a relatively inexpensive acceleration sensor has merit./ Len


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Re: A new Comfort Ratio

, I have sailed downwind and upwind into unkindly seas on a Herreshoff 28 and a Columbia 29 Mark 2 and they both were close to the same comfort and neither one ever pounded like some of the newer boats Iíve sailed on. Their beams are narrower and yes they sail slower. The Herreshoff gives me more comfort because her double planked wood hull just seemed a little quieter. She seems to split,cut and softly land even when hobby horsing which she did a little more than the Columbia. both are 1966 builds.
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