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Old 10-29-2008
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After reading many opinions about boats here, I decided I had to approach this whole thing a touch more analytically and created a Cruising Boat Stats spreadsheet.

With respect for everyone's opinions, when it comes to offshore cruising there are some stats that can really help you understand the boat's performance characteristics.
I expanded on the data on another thread at Sailnet, and listed all the boats' basic parameters, then threw several calculations at them.
I have not checked to see if all of Mahina's boats are on here, that will take some time. But there are a lot in there!

By using Ted Brewer's and these sources I dropped in the most relevant/available formulas.
Design Basics
Sailboat Design and Stability
Ted Brewer Yacht Design

The only thing missing in the data is the ballast, which you should add for your favorite boat.

Cruising Boat Spreadsheet
This sheet can be edited by anyone.
Try not to blow away the formulas.
Insert a new row
Autofill the row based on row above (this brings down the formulas)

If this is inappropriate I can remove.
Let me know what you think!

Mark
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