Peter B wrote:RickB wrote:Peter B wrote:and it does ride rather high, so you wonder about being under ballasted.
*Geez, if you guys can whip up an inclining experiment just by looking at a boat you have a solid future in naval architecture.
And why does everyone think that adding ballast makes a boat ride better? Just the opposite is commonly the case.
*Ok fair comment I guess Rick, I'm no naval architect for sure, but just on the surface of it, don't you think a 46' boat, which weighs little more than my 34', with such high topsides windage, and rigged for sail might not be a bit tender..not to mention bouncy in a seaway...hypothetically at least..?
*Unless you know the center of gravity, metacentric height and center of buoyancy...it's only a wild guess...even just knowing where* the engine(s)* and*tankage are and the*beam vesus depth*would give a hint but only a hint of how she rides.
And tender...not necessarily bad..tender with a slow roll to a moderate number of degrees may be a more comfortable ride than a stiff snap roll.