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post #18 of Old 07-27-2013
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Re: Harken VS Lewmar

Sloop,

300 lbs on meds style of boat, assuming the same length as yours and mine, about 28-30' would not make too much of a difference. Mine at 6500 or soo lbs, 300 lbs is 5%. While not really significant, enough for a true shll we say red or blue blooded racer to get enough of an advantage over another boat, probably. Now take a mumm/farr 30 that is 3000-3500 lbs IIRC, now we are talking 10% less wt overall. Now talking a pretty BIG advantage over lighter gear where appropriate.

Be it good or bad, kinda like the steel vs PRG vs carbon/epoxy hulls.......Then again, if you are a landlubber trying to sail......and like to land lubber your boat, steel is the way to go, or so I read......not sure about that meself......that is another story.

Med, I was at the anacortes WM a few weeks back, pretty nice after the remodel. That is the WM you hit is it not?

marty

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