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34'''' Dehler Optima 101: questions

I have always liked these boats. They are IOR era designs but they were nicely rounded boats to sail offering good performance in a wide range of conditions, as well as nice accommodations and very good construction quality. They were clearly intended as racer cruisers and could be successful at both in their day. Today they are a little slow as compared to more modern designs but they are still good sailing boats that should be raceable at the club level anyway. The fractional rig is a great set up for shorthanded or single-handed sailing.

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