W42 Polar Diagrams

  • June 05, 2020 7:02 PM
    Message # 9018387

    Greetings,

    Hope everyone is staying healthy.  Lately, while sheltering in place, I've been playing with a couple of weather routing software programs (Luckgrib, and Predictwind) and both of these programs require your boat's specific polar information to develop optimal routes. Before I try to create one, has anyone come across one or created one for their 42?

    Thanx


  • June 06, 2020 11:30 AM
    Reply # 9019419 on 9018387

    Also interested in W42 polar diagram! When we set up PredictWind a few years ago I couldn't find any official polar diagrams so I basically just gave it a best guess. As I recall I set boat speed at 5 or 6 knots for any/all points of sail. That seemed to be relatively accurate for passage planning. If you find any polar diagrams will you please update this thread? 

  • June 07, 2020 10:27 AM
    Reply # 9021005 on 9018387
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I'll ping Bud to take a look at this post.. 

    Jay 

    Bud's reply 

    Jay,

    I do not have any polar diagrams.  I do not know of any made, but someone may have.

    Stay safe.

    Bud


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