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Old 03-22-2014
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Re: Limit of Positive Stability (LPS)

i have a question....
Both the Capsize Ratio, and the Motion Comfort Index have pretty much been discredited in that the neither contain the factors now known to be primary determinants in the likelihood of a capsize or motion comfort. In other word, they tell you nothing useful about your boat.

as i said, i have heard this argument made, and i have heard it argued against, on other blogs.

the question this raises, at least for people trying to figure out how seaworthy their boats are, is this: if these ratios are not a valid way to gauge the seaworthiness of your boat, how does a person figure out how seaworthy his boat, or a boat he intends to buy, really is? does the AVS give enough insight into the issue?

by the way, the AVS of my recently purchased 1971 cal 27 is supposed to be 125.04.
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1971 Cal 27

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Last edited by captain jack; 03-22-2014 at 11:57 PM.
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