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Taipan 28 - How well offshore?

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your sober comments, but I''d like to respectfully disagree with some of your comments. She is, like all narrow-beamed boats, a bit tender - but the trade off, of course, is much better righting moment and a quicker boat, albeit with less storage. Important too that I''m not talking about a circumnavigation here. Having said that, in the time since I first posted, I discovered a Sailnet article in which Alex Baldwin describes a rather circuitous two-way Atlantic crossing in a Taipan 28. He praises the boat as a reliable and "plucky" cruiser. By "by the numbers" I meant how the boat rates according to the various values on Sail Calc, for example: capsize ratio is 1.5 (<2 being considered good for "heavy weather" sailing); motion comfort is mid-range (35); hull-speed is just over 6 knots, etc. Overall, the rating comes out better than a Contessa 32, a famous blue-water passage maker. I appreciate your insights, Jeff, but it''s obvious your bias is toward larger boats. Fair enough, but not all of us (and certainly NOT me) can afford big boats.
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