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post #9 of Old 06-05-2008
Valiente
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I raced on a Newport 27 for five seasons, and about the only knock I can give it is that it's a little light to close-haul in more than three-foot seas. But on a run with 18-25 knots, it would frequently surf at 10-12 knots, pretty impressive on a boat that size and vintage. Basically, it was a C&C 27 hull with a different deck and about 1,500 lbs. less ballast.
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