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Feel free to listen to some surveyor who wasn't there or from the consensus of a group of knowledgeable sailors who were and know the what "deck flexing" is - this has absolutely nothing to do with the issue here and most surveyors should be able to tell the difference...
Regarding the flat hull and pounding, I said both were relative terms - this boat has/does both compared to similar sized and priced competitors - again, your choice.
Yeah, Nika, I was going to follow-up and mention that while your surveyor's comments are interesting, they seem to focus on deck issues. K1 was specifically discussing oil-canning of the hull, not deck, in a moderately heavy but fairly typical seaway.
As for the pounding, my impression is that sailors in recent years have increasingly come to accept pounding as a fact of life with modern hull designs. Evidenced by use of words like "relatively moderate" when discussing the extant to which a tested hull pounds, as though this is a welcome attribute.
The flatter modern hulls have certain advantages over older designs, but their acknowledged propensity to pound is not one of them.
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