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post #1552 of Old 10-08-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

"any weight added will decrease its carrying capacity or payload. A Tupperware wood AL boat being lighter will have a greater payload than a steel boat of the same size."

I can't figure out what you are trying to say here. Not sure what displ has to do with "payload" carrying ability. Unless you are talking exclusivley about volume. I consider carrying capacity to be primarily a function of waterplane area and the lbs. per inch immers. This has zero to do with displ. The caveat of course being volume to stow this payload and that can be a problem with lighter displ.

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