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post #7 of Old 03-29-2009
Wileyone
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Cruising on a Marshall 22

I have owned a Marshall 18 for 25 years and find it very seaworthy for it's size and unsinkable if there is no inboard engine installed. I am even considering purchasing a 22 for coastal cruising. However, having sailed my 35 Wauquiez Pretorien to Maine and back several times, I would not recommend the 22 for offshore sailing. It has tremendous form stability, but would not right itself after capsizing. In fact, the lead pigs would probably fall out of the bilge in a capsize making it even more stable upsidedown, if it didn't sink! If memory serves, a catboat went down in the Gulf Stream. You could probably have it shipped to the Bahamas and back.
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