ASA and PSIA Instructor
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Wow i just looked at some picuters of a sc28 and a sc31. They look like very solid bluewater boats. ....
I get a kick out of the look like comments, that reflect a perception that pointy ends, high cutaways, short rigs and dysfunctional sailplans are in some way bluewater characteristics...perhaps the subconscious thought is that they aren't good for much else, so they must be good for bluewater.
The PO of my boat related to me that he sailed on a number of other boats before making his bluewater decision. One boat he remembered most vividly was a week on a Westsail 32...the vivid memory was that with the bluff bows, high weight and short rig, the boat could not sail to weather in rough water. Not to dim the dream but looks can be deceiving.
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