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post #494 of Old 11-07-2013
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Re: Production Boats and the Limits

The motion comfort ratio really can only be used between boats of the same size and similar design. Comparing an older 45' boat with lot of overhang and a short LWL to a newer boat with a flatter bottom that carries its' length further back is a waste of time (just like comparing the DLR).

And even if the boats are similar in design the type of keel, where the ballast is and where the tanks are located is going to have a large effect.

Most people probably would be better served by cutting down on alcohol and greasy foods the days prior to a passage than to worry the motion comfort ratio.

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