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post #12 of Old 07-10-2013
Michael K
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Re: Cruising Worlds Top 40 Boats

Does it really have to be cruisable? If that's part of the opening definition I missed it. Otherwise "Best ever..." really comes down to intended use, performance within a respective category, etc. The venerable Flying Scots and Lasers belong in a Sailboat Hall of Fame. So do the Stiletto 27 and F-27 multihulls. What about at least one of the Freedom designs by Gary Hoyt? Of course designers like Alberg, Perry, and Stephens would earn acknowledgement, but we shouldn't forget the innovators (Hoyt, Jim Brown, etc). And why 40? That is soooo 1951!
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