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post #4 of Old 04-09-2001
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Sea Sprite 34 / CE Ryder--anybody know?

I believe C.E. Ryder also built the "renown" Southern Cross cruisers. I was on Paul Coble''s (a fairly well-known surveyor from Newport, RI) elbow during a survey of a Southern Cross and he didn''t seem all that terribly impressed, but the older boats, with substantial hull, are what you make them with rerigging and upgrades. As I recall, Coble had nothing good to say about the Taiwan built boats and surprised me with a couple of comments about Cape Dorys. Live and learn, I guess.....
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