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Old 04-09-2013
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Re: Modern Hull forms and Motion Comfort

Mr. Wolf:
I understand that but I feel a distinct disconnect in our effort to communicate on things pertaining to yacht design and yacht performance. There is a fantasy side to it that I applaud and encourage. I tell my clients, "Have fun. We are not looking for comfortable shoes." But this is my life's work and I do not have the luxury of staying in fantasy land. I have the responsibility to give my clients a boat that is better in every way than their previous boat. I therefore must be always moving forward and adjusting the performance target beyond what was acceptable even ten years ago let alone 30 years ago. The boat currently being built at Pacific Seacraft in NC will cost around two million dollars. With a project like that I have no option but to be "real" and the word "compromise" be damned.

My own ability to assess the performance of boats by an acceptable current standard is sharply honed and must stay flexible because performance is a moving target.
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Last edited by bobperry; 04-09-2013 at 12:31 PM.
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