Originally Posted by Grumpymx
I know this is an old post but the Practical Sailor article month/year was never posted. I expect that the reference is to Practical Sailor January 1997.
Hey, thanks for that follow-up!
That article has been mentioned in a few places around here and no one to my knowledge had been able to find it yet (Robert Gainer, our good and knowledgeable friend who participated in this conversation, passed away not long after this thread got going.)
So, do you have a copy of the article handy, and if so, could you possibly summarize the findings? I'm sure my memory did not get it quite right.