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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

The C42 is a Gerry Douglas design from the 1990’s. C38 is a Sparkman Stephens IOR design built by Catalina and predates the C42 by between 10 and 20 years (depending upon the year purchased.) I have firsthand experience on both (raced the C38 and cruised the C42). Their rudders and steering gear are totally different and whatever problems these two boats encountered, it was not the result of a single root cause in either design or manufacture.
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