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post #9 of Old 04-14-2008
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It sounds like most of you folks have never actually seen or sailed one of these turkeys. Well I have. The design was mediocre even for a trailerable, and the glass work was pathetic. The details contained in the assembly manual were a perfect storm of crude and moderately ill-concieved if built as shown, and of course the Lugers that I have seen have been victims of ad-hoc redesigns, some of which make sense, and some of which are simply dangerous (like one I saw with chainplates made from an aluminum door frame). They sailed you like you would expect an underballasted, undercanvassed, high wetted surface boat to sail. That said, the Luger 26 was the better sailing of the various Luger offerings. Having gotten caught in a short chop and winds in the high teens and found the boat positively scarry, the kind of boat that skilled sailers had difficulty getting back to the dock.

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