I am amazed. After mire than ten years and being ridiculed on the BD forum to the point that he changed his name to "Jack Hickson"? in order to defend himself only to get even more ridicule as Jack Hickson he still clings to the idea that his 36'er has a LPS of 165 degrees?
Keep in mind this claim comes from a guy who doesn't understand the use of an inclining test in a stability study. Very curious for someone claiming to be a yacht designer. I'll let this photo do my claiming for me.
Also this is a guy who in a discussion over Wolfenzee's boat claimed the LPS for Wolf's boat could be as high as 182 degrees! I literally chuckled for days after that.
In claiming a LPS of 165 degs for his 36'er BS just proves he knows nothing about stability. As usual he had picked up little fragments of naval architecture and then tried to glue them into a picture he likes. But the way he glues the pieces reminds me of that scene in GOONIES when the kids break the mother's statue of David and glue it back together with David's dick upside down. As reconstructed by BS/Jack Hickson the finished picture makes no sense. Having been involved with sailing vessels as long as he has I can't understand how BS can be so confused over the math and mechanics of stability. This is a subject I tackled when I was a kid. I knew it would be critical to my work. Just a quick look at stability studies of other, similar proportioned boats should be enough to teach BS that his whole approach must be fundamentally flawed.
On the other hand, it's been flawed for over ten years so I now must think that Brent is incapable of learning the basics of stability. He still doesn't get it. Buying a set of plans from a guy who doesn't understand stability must be comforting. No?
I just went back and read more of the posts from that 2008 BD forum. Those guys are pretty hard on old Jack Hickson aka BS aka Brent.
"Your boats are extremely ugly and an insult to steel boats in general - geez, that ugly slit and corner at the bottom:eek"
I don't think I have been quite that direct.