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Old 10-25-2004
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when does CSF make a difference?

How much significance should one allot to the CSF of a particular boat if no extreme sea conditions are to be encountered? Let''s say that you are primarily a coastal cruiser and will not be making any offshore passages. Should you then be concerned with a CSF of more than 2.0? After all, plenty of racing dinghys and catboats have CSFs in excess of 2.0 but sail happily and safely wthin harbors or even along coastal areas. I noticed that this was the subject of a debate based on an article by Don Casey. But again, outside of the context of offshore passagemaking, how important is this number?
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