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Re: Triton Owner's - Review Help
One characteristic of the 28' Triton that is a little unique is that, by modern standards, it has a tall mast, and consequently, a large sail area. If you look at a Triton in a marina full of sailboats, you'll see that it's mast is as tall as many 34-35' boats. The extra sail area gives it enough sail power to drive it's heavy displacement and full keel. Full keel boats like the Triton aren't generally known for their speed or their ability to sail close to the wind, but, because of the Triton's generous sail area, it can generate more speed and it can point higher than most modern sailors would expect of it's design and it's era. Likewise, when well sailed, the Triton is capable of remarkably good performance in light air. IMO, it is these exceptional sailing qualities that has endeared it to so many people.
Last edited by Sailormon6; 01-05-2014 at 08:08 PM.