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post #105 of Old 03-13-2014
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
How many boats, as a percentage of the whole, will ever sail above 45 north or south of the equator at all? I suspect, even including Oz, we're in single digits. Why would I want my boat to be optimized for conditions that I--quite sensibly--would move heaven and earth to avoid?
i'd say a 100% of all the boats in ireland, england, scotland, norway, sweden, germany, netherlands, belgium, etc bb - just to name a few...
and most of the french boaters located at the atlantic coast...

all of those are sailing not only well north 45 but also in the northern atlantic which could really turn into a nasty affair...

holy crap - just looked at the map...
i had no idea, that the US is that far south... i mean - 45 N is right at the canadian/US border on the east coast... wow
no wonder you get the impression that 45 N only a minority of boaters are actually sailing...
45 N here in europe is at the height of bordeaux in france...
even the northern part of the adriatic reaches further north - rovinj in istria, croatia is further north...

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