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Old 09-06-2004
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I need a faster, more comfortable boat

I have both a 150 and 155 genoa for the boat. The problem is the winds change so often that I am forever changing sails. It''s exhausting. I put on the genoa for 3 kts and ten minutes later the wind''s blowing 18 kts and I''ve got weather helm that won''t permit me to even turn the boat off wind. So I''ve got to heave to and go change the sail, then the minute I do, the wind disappears. That''s the way it is on the lake. Otherwise, if you discount the comfort factor of the Folkboat''s cabin, (I''ve often got my family and dog on board) the Folkboat''s ok. By the way, there is a larger
version of the folkboat: a Marieholm 33, which carries more sail, has more waterline, and a SA/D of 18 which would give it better light air capability. It''s another boat I''ve considered.
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