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Re: Cruising Worlds Top 40 Boats
I'm with you on the row away factor of the B40. Hard to beat. Performance is a bit dated given the way the boat was wrapped around the CCA rule, i.e. short DWL, shoal draft squatty rig. You can change the rig but not the other stuff. Not sure I'd change anything though. I'd like to experience that boat just the way Tripp designed it.
I have a client with an XKE. He took out the Jag engine and replaced it with a Ford engine. He claims it is now a far superior car. Probably right. But,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Take a closer look at above photo. Already changed the rig and went higher by 4 1/2 ft than a standard Mark III. Now carbon. Was going to go 2 ft higher but somebody suggested 4 to 5 ft. That person was you.
You were right.