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Old 05-13-2004
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Bristol Channel Cutters

I would like to point out that much of the points raised in Marchaj''s "Seaworthiness: the Forgotten Factor" dealt with data gleaned from studying IOR boats designed some 25 years ago. The points that Marchaj raised were taken very seriously so that the current crop of IMS based race boats do an equal or better job when it comes to seaworthiness and seakindliness when compared to traditional watercraft. Having owned and continuing to sail on both traditional watercraft and modern designs, I would say that Marchaj''s points about race boats of that era was precisely correct, but in the 25 years since the core research upon which his book was written, designers have learned a lot more about both seaworthiness and seakindliness so that (at least in the IMS derived designs) neither is forgotten anymore.

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