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Re: Seeking recommendations / advice

Capsize ratio is stupid. (within a range) Cover my ass.
Motion comfort is stupid.
Numbers are stupid.
You just don't have the background, i.e. education, to interprit the numbers.
Do you know how long I have worked to understand and FEEL the numbers?

Stay with accepted shapes and accepted proportions and you should get acceptable results.

Let's look at Ballast/ Displ:

Are you sure that is the correct ballast number?
Where is the ballast?
What is the ballast.
Is the VCG of the ballast high or low?
What is the real Displ?
Is that at "out of the box" displ?
Is that at "full load" Displ?

I understand that you guys want to be really informed about this stuff but I'm not convinced you can evaluate the numbers correctly. I worry that you fret over them.

You know, in Rod Johnson's study on documented roll overs he proved quite convincingly that the boats with the best "numbers" were the ones more likely to roll over. Go figure.

Tell you a story:
My doctor wanted a CT scan on my chest. Said he saw "something" Might be cancer.
I had the CT scan. They said it would be a week before I had the results. Doctor said he wa going on vacation in five days. So here I sit for three weeks wondering if I had cancer? No way. I said I''l drive to the CT place and pick them up and bring them to you so we can get this resolved before you go on vacation. Doctor said fine.

I picked up the big, manilla envelope of CT scans and headed of to my doctor's office. I got stuck at a stop light. I thought, hell, I might as well look at the scans.

Holy jumpin' Jeehosaphat! I looked at the big "x-rays" and to my eye it looked like I was riddled with cancer. I had lumps and clumps growing out of every crevice in my lungs. I'm going to die. Tomorrow. Early.

When I got to the doctor's office and had my appointment he said I was fine.

Julie nailed it. Sail the boat.
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OK SailNet team. We made an offer on a 1979 Nordic 37 and the survey is set for the fourth of October. Totally stoked!!! God willing, everything will go well and by this time next month we will be boat owners again. By the way - the boat was a FSBO and we are working with the seller via a "buyer's broker" we engaged to assist us with our search. We sold our house in April, retired in August, I started school (Marine Maintenance Technology at Skagit Valley College's Anacortes Campus) and it looks like we've found our boat. Plan is to spend two years in school learning to take care of our new home, sailing the Puget Sound whenever we can after graduation, sail away. LIFE IS GOOD!!!
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Congrats Dave. If you are going to be so close by I will assume that at some point you will call and arrange to come down for a visit. Right? I'm about an hour from you.
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Checkout the Caliber 38 or 40. Great couples LA boat with enough room for short-term guests. Good for coastal cruising but can also handle a big sea and do it faster than an IP of comparable size.
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Bob - I'd love to come by and shake your hand! I'll do some digging and see if I can get your location and contact info - don't want to drop in unexpected.
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Unfortunately the Nordic had some maintenance issues we were not willing to take on at this point so we had to withdraw the offer. Now looking at yet another Perry designed boat down in Gig Harbor.
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Don't you wish there was a boat mall?

Good luck on your continued search!
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