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Re: Modern Hull forms and Motion Comfort
Outbound when you say that "ultra modern designs sail faster in more circumstances but is there a limit imposed by the design parameters as regards comfort motion" you are, to use a expression used by others, painting with a too broad brush. I assume that for ultra modern designs you are talking about contemporary designs that sail fast but there are not one single typology of performance cruisers.
There are for all tastes and with very different characteristics, from very light boats to more heavier but more powerful boats (more B/D ratio or draft), from moderated beam boats (some even considered narrow by modern parameters) to beamy boats.
Even in what regards ORCI and IRS there are two different schools regarding light and "heavy" boats, not to mention boats that were developed taking in account the learning from solo racing boats in what regards stability and easiness, that have a different typology.
All are fast, some better upwind some downwind but each case is a case and all have different characteristics in what regards sea motion and heeling (that's also important for comfort).
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Last edited by PCP; 04-09-2013 at 08:37 PM.