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Cyclical Loading: Why Offshore Sailing Is So Hard On A Boat


It’s often said that offshore sailing is much harder on the boat than lake or inshore sailing. Surely, we can quantify that statement and determine whether or not it’s true.

Spoiler alert: It’s true. Oh man, is it ever true.

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Matt, Engineering Correspondent, is a Professional Engineer and true renaissance man, with a wide range of expertise including photography and all things boat design. He has a unique ability to make complex subjects easy to understand and he keeps an eye on the rest of us to make sure that we don’t make any technical mistakes. Working as M. B. Marsh Marine Design, Matt designs innovative powerboats of all shapes and sizes.

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