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post #767 of Old 08-29-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

This past year as been a huge learning curve for me. Find often need to depower the boat to keep the comfort level for my Admiral. We plan to be live aboards and cruise extensively so can't lose her. Thank you we're coming along nicely. Also commonly will experiment with trim just to learn what it does to vmg, comfort.leeway etc. Suspect when you pass boats you shouldn't often they are doing the same or just kicking back when the tunes have them distracted.. However, when myself or with experienced crew there is nothing as satisfying as sailing your boat well even if there is no other boat on the horizon. Think in life you compete with yourself not others.

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