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Subject: Re: AVS for a T500


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John Woodhouse
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Date Posted: 17/03/06 18:49:36
In reply to: john templar 's message, "Re: AVS for a T500" on 16/03/06 2:49:13

The angle of vanishing stability was included in the RYA yachtmaster syllabus after a 42' boat capsized in Biscay. The learning point here is about keeping weight low down (be aware of furling headsails & radar scanners etc), and being aware of the theoretical limitations of one's boat. I believe the AVS figure is now quoted for all new boats. The Contessa 32 remains one of the most stable boats - & was the smallest boat to complete the 1979 Fastnet.

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