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Old 04-27-2002
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Fat Ass Sterns of New Boats

What the hell are those designers thinking of when they make the stern of the boat so wide? Buying one of these new boats eliminates any possibility of sitting on the leeward coaming to watch the trim of the headsail and steer. Wandering around the marina this weekend I noticed new boats made by Jeaneau, Benehuntalina, C & C all the same. Your arm would have to be 6 feet long to sit on the cockpit coaming and reach the wheel! Sure there''s enough room in the aft cabin for a multi-person orgy but what about sailing the damn thing! Do the sailors buying these boats even care about sailing them or are these boats bought to be used as marina queens meant to live in and entertain on the weekends? When heeled over does the fat ass stern have any adverse affect on the stability of the boat? The new designs are pathetic! I am more convinced than ever that the people that design and build these boats have never sailed one of their creations. I feel better now that I have that off my chest!
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