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post #1812 of Old 10-30-2011
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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Hi Estaban,

If you really insist and if they see that you would not buy the boat without stability data the factory will provide you with a stability curve made by the boat designer and used to certify the boat.
Good to know, thank you!

If you use a RM curve you can calculate all those values.
Yes, if having the curve. I was trying to think of ways to have a limited set of numbers to compare with. Agreed that the curve itself will always have more information.

About the resistance to heel at 0 I don't understand what you mean. You have to explain that better. At 0 the boat is not heeled .
I wrote it horribly, not according to what I was thinking. I was thinking of the derivative, the rate that stability increases from zero degrees: the slope of the curve. In other words, does stability increase only slowly as the boat begins heeling from zero degrees, or sharply? A single number could give a reasonably good picture here.
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