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Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac
The following quote springs to mind:
You are correct - I enjoy pointing out exceptions that undermine the absolutes and erroneous generalizations put forth on this forum (and propagated by commercial interests) such as:
A deep/full keel boat is slower. Dorade
has a full keel, she beat a number of modern fin keel boats, boat to boat, on elapsed time.
Newer is always faster and better. Dorade
beat a number of modern boats, including a Benneateau 47.7 and a Jeanneau 44, boat to boat, on elapsed time.
How is that possible?
What about all the supposed improvements over the last 80 years?