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Your thoughts on Albergs and Islanders appreciated

Well, I knew to use the above simple formulas with a grain of salt, but I promise never to use the term Capsize Ratio again :-)

I had always understood the Albergs to be highly regarded cruisers, so I am surprised at your judgement of them. I''ll yield to your experience, however.

As to the sailboats recommended in your second post, I did some quick searches and found a number of them in my price range. I was pleasantly surprised because I had come to believe that the more traditional offshore boats in the size I wanted were out of my range, and that I''d have to compromise.

I found several Allieds, Bristols, Cals, and Hughes in the mid 20s to mid 30s. There were also one or two Chris-Crafts and Dehler Optimas, which are both interesting designs. The Dehler seems really spacious. Also, I noticed that it is fractionally rigged and think I remember that you advocate same.

Thanks for your advice--You''ve given me a lot to consider.

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