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Old 08-29-2013
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Re: Interesting Sailboats - Dragonfly 32

Test sailed the Dragonfly 32 today again and finally in some decent wind. Search Magazine is making an article about the boat and took pictures from a rib and later joined us. 16-22 knots TWS, rather gusty inside the archipelago. Full main and code zero so 110 sqm of sail. With jib only appr. 9 knots beating and reaching we topped 17,5 knots and typically 13-14 knots. Leeward amas almost burried totally.

At the same time the boat does not have a take off point as a normal hull has when starting to plane and it also has an area similar to a tennis court so speed sensation is not that stunning and in our mind might not justify the handling hassle in harbours, limited volume and high price. But you shurely will get quickly from A to B.

Have a look at Segling | Segling News | Search Magazine later. I am at the helm and wife Carina is laying on the netting trying to catch some sun in 17 knots of speed.

Regards,
Anders

Last edited by JAndersB; 08-29-2013 at 02:43 PM.
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