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post #678 of Old 03-13-2013
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Re: Full or fin keel?

Hannah2- You folks are much more experienced than my wife and I. Life should always be a learning curve. I don't know if ultimately the Boreal would be more difficult to sail. We felt at this time it might be too big a mouthful to easily swallow whereas the Outbound is a fast, very comfortable boat with less variables to deal with. It's speed,size, equipment, design puts it at the edge of our comfort zone as regards ? too much to handle. It's the largest boat I will ever own and first I would have no concerns about sailing "around the clock". Similar to the Boreal there is a small active market for them. Very few are listed as they are sold before listing occurs. Compared to you we are newbies. Decided to ride a Mercedes not a Lambo for our first big trip down the road. We too are in our 60's. Looking forward to all powered winches,dutchman,every lead aft but still in a boat that we can handle if everything breaks. Keel wet and stick dry- all the best to you and yours

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