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post #18 of Old 11-08-2010
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I used to singlehand my Vanguard all the time, in weather where I was the only one out. The Vanguard has a very seakindly motion in weather, which gives you a real feeling of confidence. The "motion comfort" ratio for a Vanguard is 34.57, while it is 24.06 for a Tarten 30 (a higher number is more comfortable). The capsize ratio for the Vanguard is 1.67, while it is 1.94 for the Tartan 30. The rule of thumb is the capsize ratio should be below 2.0 for offshore work. Plus the Vanguard has very pretty lines. I think you can track the decline of western civilization by the changes in sailboat hull shapes over the last 50 years.
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