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post #10 of Old 09-20-2002
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Older Full Keel boats

I would have said that an ''abomination'' is something that is odious or loathsome. To me, there was an evolution in the design of vessels that responded to the realities of the materials available and the nature of a vessel at sea. To me the the corruption of these principles that were evoluted over generations simply to beat a rating rule is an abomination, something loathsome or odious. I''ll stand by that.

My criticism of CCA boats of the 1960''s and IOR boats of the 1970''s is not only in relation to the boats of today, but in relatioship to the more wholesome designs that proceeded them as well.

Signing off to get some sleep so I will be sharp racing a 40 foot Farr (not mine)for the weekend.

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