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Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...
We considered the 36.7, and I have sailed on a couple. They are nice sailing boats, and certainly quicker than the SF37, but the Jeanneau is a much nicer cruising boat than the Beneteau. The same goes for the Bavaria, we have looked at several, and the wife doesn't like the layout. Dehlers are very rare around here, so although I have liked the look of the ones I have seen, I haven't seen many. (I really like the 50ish footer that is in our club with the cleverly designed fold away dodger...very slick!)
Just to make myself clear: I do prefer the Jeanneau SF 37 over the 2002 Bavaria 36 and maybe over the first 36.7 (for cruising). You were talking about speed and that was what I was talking about. You can also look for the Elan 37 (I think there are some in America) or the lonely Salona 37. The owner is a member and unless he wants to buy a newer Salona I don't think he wants to sell.
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Last edited by PCP; 05-03-2013 at 06:36 AM.