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Re: Beneteau First 310

Originally Posted by jsaronson View Post
Just once in my life I want to own a boat that will go to windward well.

Then keep looking for a different boat!

Yep.. keep looking. If you want a faster boat, and the new one you buy is crippled with a shoal keel, it will drive you crazy.. You will always wonder how fast you will be going with a deep keel.

I don't think you will be happy.

A boat is an expensive toy. It's infinitely more expensive if it's not the toy you want.


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