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post #2 of Old 04-23-2003
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Cal 28? 1980''''s

If you are refering to the new design built in in the late 80'' 1985 to 1989 I would say they are good cruising boats under the right conditions. Interior space and layout is excellent and the boat sails well in light to moderate conditions. But the boat carries a lot of sail and is relatively light and therefore has to be reefed often. So depending on where you plan on cruising the boat would be appropraite but if you plan some blue water sailing I would go with something with less sail area and a little more sturdiness to it. I owned a brand new 1986 and loved it but after it was holed in a 1991 hurricane I realized how fragile a boat it was.
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