Originally Posted by PCP
Yes of course, all naval architects now that a tender boat is safer than a stiff boat on rough water, I mean sailing...
Glad you are continuing to learn something from me. As we all know, a stiff boat follows the waves due to its significant hull moment, creating poor movement. Perhaps you need to review and learn from my previous posts. But to quote a book written 150 years ago:
A manual of Naval Architechture, 1877
"A stiff ship is... A steady ship on the contrary when exposed to the action of waves keeps nearly upright. the stiffest ships are the least steady."
Paulo.. I have pointed this out before. The characteristics of a rough water boat is it reamains vertical in the presence of waves. This is the characteristic of the IP.