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post #5 of Old 09-05-2007
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If that's the case... then it may make a difference, as with some boat models, the shoal draft versions were pigs compared to the deep draft versions. But that's kind of why I'd like to know what the two boats are... are they two boats of the same make and model with the keel being the primary difference or are they two totally different boats? Is the full keel here a full-keel, or a deep draft keel... It would be far less confusing if people used the correct terms for things...

So both boats are Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 35's... with one having a shoal draft keel and the other a standard keel.

The 2003 SO35 is older with a standard keel and no in-mast furling.

The 2006 SO35 has the shorter shoal keel, which is not a wing keel IIRC, but has the in-mast furling.

Personally, I don't like in-mast furling, so I'd go with the 2003 boat... since draft is generally not an issue in the PNW... unlike the Chesapeake, ICW, and parts of the Caribbean.

How are the boats fitted out, other than the in-mast furling—are they pretty comparable?? Chartplotter, radar, dinghy, engine size & condition, etc...

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