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post #19 of Old 02-06-2007
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Originally Posted by Tropiccafe
Been looking at the Caliber LRC 40 also but am getting steered away from them a little at a time. Not really looking for a iron and concrete keel to say the least. The backing ability of these boats are not up to par if you plan on doing any backing into a slip during a blow.
The fuel tanks that are built in are part of the hull and sized so large as to promote algae growth if fuel is not used. Full water and fuel tanks make this boat sit low in the water and windward performance is stated to be awful.
I thought Calibers had encapsulated lead keels. Encapsulted Iron is a bad idea. That's one reason I don't like the Passport 40, although it is fine in other respects. Any water that may seep in and it will overtime can cause reactions that will dissolve the iron.
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