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post #2 of Old 12-08-2008
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You are a beastly man, SD. You know how I am with Albins. *must ... not .. buy ... boat*

Actually, I've sorta ruled out the Vega. You can get them for a song, but their rudders and props are funky (unless this one has been reworked) and it can be difficult to tell if the arch supporting the deck-stepped mast is starting to crush. But if I was to go big bluewater in a 27 footer, the Vega would be the boat. Once held the transatlantic record for a boat in that size range: something like 14 days and change from the Cape Verdes, singlehanded! (It's not so hot upwind, however.)

Thanks for getting me all worked up. Hey -- Christmas is coming! If everyone chipped in a few bux, I could give this boat to my girlfriend....

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