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Re: Elan 320: can you improve on a great little boat?
The Elan 310 was a favorite:
Sure, it has not the performance (or light weight) of a A31 but it is less expensive and has a great cruising interior. A very good performance cruiser that is not ridiculous racing specially short crew racing.
And what about the new MKII (Elan 320)?: It looks nice.
Is it better?
It looks nicer but I am not convinced by the two wheel setup. They probably will offer it with a tiller and that makes a lot more sense in my opinion. Now about a 6% saving in weight...it is not much but it is better than nothing
What do you think about this cute little one?
Looking nice. Having owned an Elan 333 and been near to buy 380 and 350 it is interesting to follow them. One minor thing but one that today, after beeing spoilt by the Opium and seeing other brands doing the same, is Elans unwillingness to make hull windows. That tiny one in the saloon is not enough. Ok, this one is a small boat but the new 400 is the same. We asked them for hull windows for and aft for the 380 but got a no.
Let's see if they can keep weight down. 350 was too heavy.