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Old 03-23-2014
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Re: Limit of Positive Stability (LPS)

Jack:
I think you look at any number you can find on your bat. Don't put to much importance on any one number. Look for numbers that jump out at you as being out of whack and investigate why. For instance if your boat had an AVS of 100 degs you may want to take a look at why the number is so low. Seaworthyness can't be represented as a number. I think it's more about you than the boat.

Your Cal 27 AVS is right on textbook "normal" but it is a very static number derived from contrived static conditions that absolutely have no similarity to the dynamic situation you would be in when you could be heeled that far. In all ways your boat is very "normal" and I would not worry at all about it's seaworthyness if it is well kept.

For my money tender and stiff refer to a boat's overall stability characteristics and not initial stability. However, initial stability would be part of that picture.
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Last edited by bobperry; 03-23-2014 at 08:43 AM.
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