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post #4 of Old 05-23-2004
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Wauquiez Pretorien

Wauq Pretorien 35 rates PHRF 132. Likes 6-8kts+ wind, or 10+ if headsail is 135%. Points high going to wx & is dry. Very good deck design details ( deck raised around hatches & vents) Excellent construction quality. There is a very active owner''s list on Sailnet, you may want to lurk there.

Tartan 34 rates 168 to 172, so it''s slower
Sabre 34 rates 135

J-34c would be another possibilty in your size range. The c is for cruising rates 126

Have not sailed on all your choices, but the writeups sound like the Pretorian and J34c are the best balanced. Followed by the Sabre 34 and then the Tartan 34. Shorter boom change may be part of the issue on the Tartan
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