Re: Polars, PHRF, boat speed, boat shopping
When I started this thread almost 3 years ago, I was not aware of Portsmouth Yardstick, however, now it is my go to place for numbers. Once in a while, you will find something that has a PHRF rating, but no Portsmouth, so you have to convert for comparison.
The Capri 25 is interesting, but I'm very curious how hit gets its numbers. With a SA/Disp ratio of only 15.84, that is very low compared to most boats I have been watching. It jut hard to believe it would run anywhere near boats in the SA/Disp ratio in the mid 20s. Or is all of its speed down wind? Does it plane? Will it plane on a beam reach?
RL 24 NEW to me April 25th 2014
AFC 17' 2+2 (sold in 2012)
Sunfish project boat
Sailing a large boat on a small lake is very tacky.