Originally Posted by Stumble
I don't know of any manufacturer that publishes this data. Depending on what boats you are looking at you could check the rolls of the classification societies and see if they have it on file, you could also hire a NA to do the calculations.
Can you tell me the names of some of these classification societies? I'm still fairly new to sailing and am not familiar with them. Are they groups that evaluate racing boats and issue handicaps and such?
As far as hiring a NA, that could probably run into some serious money. I definitely want information from a source that has no potential monetary gain from promoting any certain brand. I was thinking that over the years, others have had this type of information calculated for just about every boat out there. Surely somebody, perhaps the classification societies you mentioned, would find this information important enough to assemble it into one database.