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Just FYI—Hull speed for a 49' boat is 9.38 knots... so her hull speed is probably about 9 knots.
BTW, how do you get a monohull sailboat to do 40 knots without major damage? I think you meant to say that you made 40 nm, which is a distance...knots are a speed—nautical miles per hour.
50% of wind speed isn't all that impressive. Lots of multihulls can better that pretty easily.
You did dodge a bullet, and sound like you had a good trip, if a bit exciting at times.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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