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post #8 of Old 08-16-2005
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It is funny about the published vs actual measured dimensions of boats. I think that your numbers sound like real measurements to me. The reason that I say this is if you go to the Long Island Sound PHRF database, the Peterson 34 is shown as having the following dimensions:

LOA= 33.87
LWL= 28.01
Beam= 11.26
Draft= 6.19
Disp= 10105
Ballast= 5100

I= 46.50
J= 14.60
P= 41.20
e= 11.00

Presumably this is based on actual measurements taken from the period when the Peterson 34 was raced as a one design fleet on LIS. I think that the numbers that you posted are subtly different but also probably also reflect actual measurements. The reason that I say that is that your measurements show a slighly heavier displacement and a comensorately longer waterline and draft which would be expected.

That really is an extremely high ballast ratio for that era. I look forward to hearing from you.

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