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post #3 of Old 02-12-2009
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The 322 has a draft of 4 foot 2 inches. The numbers for this boat are pretty good. I plan on beefing up the rigging on mine for a Bermuda run. There are some things to upgrade to get it up to limited bluewater trips such as a manual pump for water, latches for the bildge cover boards, latch for anchor locker, emergency shutters/covers for the beckson ports, securing the batteries incsase of a roll, replacing the 3/8" lexan galley windows with 1/2" to name a few. The biggest worry for my perticular trip is the spade rudder. I will probably have a custom one done with a solid aluminum post. I worry about how the stock rudder would handle the sargasso weed, or should I say dragging 300 feet of weed behind it in some rough seas, and not being damaged.
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