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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
geez.. she looks like a rocket not a sailboat...geez.. i would kill myself if I owned one of those bouncing off of shoals and container ships... Yahoo!!. But you know, she has beautiful lines. How fast will she go?
Your waterline pix put me in love. I looked at a few on the net and if I was more affluent I would consider one in a heartbeat. There not designed by that Perry guy are they? I saw a nice one for 350,000 but my beer account only has 250,000 in it. Besides, if I spend all my beer money on a boat what do I use for grog?
Last post about this. I don't like to be off topic: You can find one of those 7 year's old in Italy (where the used sailboats are cheap now due to the bad economic situation) for around 150 000 euros. They still make this model and you can buy a brand new one with the same hull but a faster keel, two wheel setup and a nicer more integrated geenaker pole by about 300 000 euros. No, it is not a Bob Perry design but he has designed boats as fast as this one and even faster (racers).
I don't know how fast she can go. I know that on the first sailing test with a full crew and strong wind they went to 18K. There is one racing (duo crew) right now on the Middle of the sea sail race and at one of the control points they were faster than several 40class racers. My boat is no racer and has a great (and heavy) cruising interior.
I sail solo (with my wife that likes to cook
) and I am happy with the boat reaching easily 8K, even with weak winds and go occasionally at 11/12K downwind (without spinnaker).
Well, just to be on topic: You cannot do that with a 41ft steel boat
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Last edited by PCP; 10-22-2013 at 08:07 AM.