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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

Has anyone else noticed the the vast majority of sailboats, that sail in rough weather, actively, like in the Roaring 40's, are go fast, flat bottom, deep fin/bulb keeled, spade rudder boats that actually plane? While most "cruisers" purposely avoid those conditions these light weight, go fast race boats purposely set out into the worst of the worst over and do it over and over again.... They are also often SIXTY+/- feet and in many races single-handed.....

But yet we must have a West Sail because its a "cruiser".....

Just an observation.....

BTW my buddy Bruce, who is all of about 5' 4" tall, single handed his, non-cruiser, open sixty around the world, much of it in the Roaring 40's SOLO, and then did it TWICE.........

-Maine Sail / CS-36T

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