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Re: Full or fin keel?
...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....
If we come to car analogy your's would be a good sedan designed 10 years ago. Hannas's boat would be a modern four well drive with a powerful engine. I don't think that the performance of the Boreal (except downwind) would be better than the one from the Outbound (as few four will drives will out perform 10 years old good sedan). The difference regarding the Boreal will concern a bigger flexibility, a much stronger hull to impact and the possibility to explore much more safely remote places, due not only by that difference in resistance but also due to its very reduced draft and the possibility of beaching the boat.
Face to bad weather the boat can take refuge at 5 m of the shore where the wind and waves will be much lesser while other boat as to stay 100m away, exposed to much stronger winds and swell. That's why that comparison with a powerful 4 wheel drive makes sense
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Last edited by PCP; 03-13-2013 at 11:40 AM.