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Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac
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?
other differences on the boats. 2 or 3 cabins in the newer boats, 2 heads, showers, refrigeration, freezers, air conditioners, 6'+ headroom.
You are comparing a one of kind record setting boat from its days to mass produced luxury racer cruisers of today. There is a reason Dorade was competing in the racer cruiser with shorter boats. How did Dorade do boat for boat against the TP52s?
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