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Re: Wow... Bernard Stamm's Open 60 "breaks in half" in the Western Approaches...

the details in my opinion, are that they are race boats, pushed to limits by skilled skippers pushing THEIR limits...

is this not so?

its so easy I dont understand why people love quoting publications, snippets, articles etc...

the quote about a formula 1 car not being able to handle a dakar is absolutely true

different use, having said that I have seen a yamaha race bike carve sand dunes in chile like a surfer in hawaii does, so it can be done...

that doesnt mean its right....

race boats are light and purpose built...why would anyone beleive that they are stronger or sturdier than say a westail 32? really?

(better "race designed" sure...more efficient design absolutely, better intended and narrower purpose of course!)

happy new year guys


Merit 25 sold...Islander 36 still afloat? who knows...Im still in Columbus, and back...I think...jajajaja!!!!
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