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post #5111 of Old 11-03-2013
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Re: Beamy modern boats and offshore cruising.

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
You give the impression that the Dehler 39 (a recent design, the previous model regarding Dehler 41) is a bad boat

Well it isn't, it is even today a very good performer even racing. It is not designed for IOR racing (I guess you don't mean that) but for IMS racing, the ratting that perfected give today's ORC.


An older narrower design would roll even more downwind and will require a good hand at the wheel ion trying and difficult conditions.

Iíve been unclear about the Dehler 39 CWS, sorry for that.
The one Iím referring to is indeed a much older version, a Van de Stadt design from the 80ís, the cruising version of the Dehler 38 which was then a successful IOR racer (same hull but without the IOR ďbumpsĒ to mislead the gauge, with an added stern platform but a very different rig, deck an interior lay-out).

An excellent upwind performer but a challenge to control downwind, especially with the symmetric spinnaker up and following seas.

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