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Old 07-11-2013
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Re: Cruising Worlds Top 40 Boats

Jon,

I just saw your comments and I agree with your comments that in fairness one must resist the temptation to make comparisons between 'bluewater' and 'coastal cruising' boats that each might rightfully belong on such a list. I wrestled with that in terms of whether 'weekenders' and 'camp cruisers' belonged there.

There are a lot of good cruising boats, which most folks forget about, but which might belong on this list. Boats like the Niagara 35, Lavarnos Monte Carlo, S&S 34, the Richards designed Choey Lee 35, Hood 38's, Outbounds, Tatoosh, Bristol 41.1, Brewer 12.8, Dehler 41 DS for example.

Of course the missed the Allied 30/30 and the Farr 11.6 so, we lose out on bragging rights.

The good news is that at least they had the sense not to include any of the Garden-esque leaky-teaky ketches on the list.

Jeff
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