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Re: LOA vs LWL, looking for a boat

Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
You might want to reread his post and reconstruct your statement. He said:

Boats with high LOA/LWL ratios have longer overhangs, not short ones, and they thus have a shorter waterline relative to length on deck, not a longer one.

Although it's confusing, I think his statement agreed with you overall, though perhaps with different assumptions about sailing conditions.
I see your point about the way that one sentence is phrased since the mre conventional way to describe the relationship between the length on deck vs. waterline length is the percentage that the LWL is of the LOA. But he gives an example of a boat with minimal overhangs as a boat with more paint to drag through the water and therefore sticky in light air. And that was the point I was responding to.

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