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Old 09-06-2012
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Re: Seaworthiness - Lloyd register rating?

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Originally Posted by Supern0va View Post
Is there really no database where you enter a boat model and it spits out a rating? It seems so logical that this info should be available...
Far better to try to educate yourself, and make your own decision...

Start with reading DESIRABLE AND UNDESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF OFFSHORE YACHTS...

Then, perhaps Steve Killing's YACHT DESIGN EXPLAINED...

John Neal's website is a good source online to begin:

Mahina Expedition - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising

The Ballad looks like a good little boat, Albins have a reputation for being pretty stout boats, though she will exhibit some of the less than desirable characteristics of an IOR design... Not necessarily a deal-breaker, however...

Funky looking rudders on the Ballad, though... I'd want to know the specs on the rudder stock, I wouldn't count on obtaining too much support from such a high aspect skeg...

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