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post #4 of Old 06-01-2014
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Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

I've seen people on Superior in boats that size, both out of Duluth and the Apostle Islands, and I intend to get my boat up there some day, but I know I'd keep a close eye on the weather.

The swing keel on my boat could be a problem if I ran into big waves because if the boat is bouncing around too much the keel could start slamming back and forth. The Hunter with a fixed wing keel wouldn't have that problem.

This is all strictly theoretical on my part. I have experience sailing centerboard day sailers, and I have (limited) experience sailing 35+ foot cruising boats, but I have almost no experience in the low 20s range.

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