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Old 04-04-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Jeff:
Owner motored Frankie over to the marina this morning in 15 to 20 and a Puget Sound chop. I asked him if it pounded or slammed and he said no. He thought it was "rock steady". That surprised me a bit. I anticipated some slamming with that ultra flat rocker. Maybe it's a low frontal area thang. What do you think? He hit one big tug wake and one freighter wake and nothing. He is very happy. Our typical on the nose, "square" chop can be brutal on some boats. It can stop you dead. The old Valiant 40 with all that flair wasn't too happy in that chop and Frankie is about as opposite a shape to the V-40 as I can think of.
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