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post #6 of Old 02-21-2009
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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
I've a friend in my YC that has a 322. it's a stiff boat. 3ft draft with wing keel.. don't think you could call it a blue water boat though.
I second that comment. We owned a 322 for about 12 years and it did VERY well in high wind because it is so stiff. It also has an inordinately short rig. That helps, and we liked it.

Heavy sea motion is another matter. When the relatively flat bottom of the 322 hits the water it pounds the water. The result is very uncomfortable.

In my opinion, sea boats should be shaped like this: A Cape dory 25D


All things considered, though, the 322 is a fine boat.
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