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post #479 of Old 11-06-2013
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Re: Production Boats and the Limits

They might not puke on a higher comfort boat for the same conditions. Oh and I'm not talking old old crab crushers. I'm talking comparable boats and in my case Hunters. Hunter 37.5 vs Hunter 37c same size same builder totally different ride. But this is just one part of many things that should go into choosing a boat. I find the quicker motion wears me out faster but for short 4-6 hour day sails the quicker boats are more fun. It's all about how "you" are going to use the boat and your idea of comfort. Our new ride a old Gulf 50 is pretty lame for excitement. It takes bigger wave and more wind for the same rush. I've been playing around on a Laser to get my speed fix.
Perfect boat sails like a dinghy on Friday afternoon then turns into a smooth riding cruiser when the family comes out to sail lol.
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