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Question: As a novice...What can I learn from these differences in specs?

I am a fairly inexperienced sailor who just bought an 1983 Hunter 20. I am wondering why her mast height is so high compared to an 2006 oday 20? The displacements of the two boats are similar though my Hunter is wider. I understand that the Hunter is wider in relation to length and that stability is may be a strong reason the Oday needs a shorter mast but are there any other factors that made the oday designer choose a shorter mast? What can the difference in mast heights tell me about sailboat design? Hunter has 170 sf vs. 150 sf sailarea for the Oday. These two designs are from different eras so what has changed if anything in design thinking...? Penny for your thoughts...sorry it is hard to read the specs.. gets compressed when u post








loa lwl beam mast height disp. #keel



"H" 19'8 16'9 7'6 29'6 1700 400



"O" 19'8 17'4 7' 22'9 1600 400

























The Oday has a swing keel swing keel 1'2 - 4.5' The Hunter has a swing keel 1'6" - 4 foot

Last edited by souljour2000; 07-13-2008 at 10:03 AM. Reason: not coming out so u can read it
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