If you ever want to crunch the numbers on just about any boat or compare different boats (mine is missing, no surprise) there's a link here
where some guy has put together a data base on about 1300 different models.
He's also got data plots and macros to (attempt to) model what the ideal off shore boat would be, based on the designs of those which have made 1000's of ocean crossings.
So, does it work? Can this be used to pick out the ideal off shore design or to decide between a number of available boats? Can the decision be reduced to a number on a spreadsheet? Does this take all (or some of) the fun out of it?
Can this be used to answer those type of posts that seem to come up every other week or so?
Think about it. I'm going back to the "Seeking Happiness" thread to see what TB and Hog have been up to.