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Old 10-04-2002
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Wide Transom

OK. I know we have had a thread before about the wide sterns on modern boats. I recently looked at pictures of the new C&C99 and noticed it too follows this design trend. Looking further I noticed many other boats of similar aged design and size also have teh wide transom. They are almost Wedge shaped!

Then I looked further to find examples of boats that looked aestheically pleasing to me. The look I was after did not take into account actually living on the boat but was more concerned with curves and lines from the exterior. Most of the boats I liked were built in the late 80''s or were 60 feet or longer.

So here is the question:

Are the wide transoms in todays boats a compromise of performance for comfort or do they actually improve the sailing characteristics of the boats?


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