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post #7 of Old 07-05-2004
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If ya got a second 85 40''''farr vs 76 42'''' c&c

Paladan (the Farr) appears to be an old Farr one tonner and a close relative to Snake Oil and the Garratt 40''s. These were good boats for an IOR boat but not exactly great cruising boats. Paladan looks like she was heavily modified as an offshore single-handed racer and as such would be a very interesting boat, albeit one that like most IOR era boats would have a pretty uncomfortable motion. She also could be very tired after doing a racing circumnavigation and the hard races that she has been in.

The C&C is a cool boat for her day, but again, not exactly a very good cruiser, lacking basic amenities such as ventilation and tankage. The big issue with IOR boats of the 1970''s was that they required big, athletic crews to sail.

You might do better looking for a Farr 11.6 which was designed as a cruising boat. One in less than pristine condition will typically sell in your general price range.

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