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post #4 of Old 07-08-2014
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Re: upwind characteristics

If you're in the market for an Allmand 31, that suggests to me that your budget would suit a Catalina 30, which is a much better boat for SF Bay. Get the deep keel.

Beyond that, generally speaking, I would want a boat that is stiff, sea-kindly, and one where the sail plan is easy to adapt to the large changes in wind strength (Sunday we had 8 kts south of the Bay Bridge, 22 kts gusting to 30 in the slot, zero to 8 in the Oakland estuary).

My next boat will be a cutter.

Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay

Last edited by MarkSF; 07-08-2014 at 06:43 PM.
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