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post #213 of Old 11-05-2013
sneuman
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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
And what leads you to that conclusion?

The Pogo 12.50 has the same hull than a Pogo 40 that is a 40class racer and those boats are used to Ocean solo racing.

The Pogo 12.50 has a smaller rig that make it more easy to manage and a cruising interior.

40 class racers are also used on with a short crew in a circumnavigation race (duo sailed).

Some use 40class racers and Open 40's are used for extensive cruising and there is a guy that is circumnavigating, sometimes with his wife and 3 small kids (he solo sails the boat).



Here you can see him sailing the class40 with almost 50K.





Anasazi Racing: THE BOAT

Even Chinese use that type of boat to circumnavigate non stop



and he made it in 137 days, not bad.

So, what leads you to the conclusion that it is not a safe boat for a short handed crew?

Regards

Paulo
Paulo - read what I wrote. I assiduously avoided drawing any conclusions. In any case, a solo race boat and a solo cruising boat are two entirely different things. How many people go cruising in an Open 60?
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