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post #19 of Old 02-27-2005
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high quality yacht brands?

I have been reading with interest about the cruising yachts. Two days ago I passed an Island Packet - he had all sails up, I had mine reefed. I guess my boat is faster. Point is commparissons- my boat is heavier then most, but sails well too. I do not rock at anchor like the "corks" that are sometimes around me. So racing means one thing, cruising means another. About cruising sailboats, sometimes older is better. An older boat in good shape survives the daily use of crusining, offers tougher interiors and the designers gave thought to day after day use, where a racer might not have many creature comforts.
If this thread is about new boats, well great, but older ones might offer more to the cruiser. By the way, I own a Passport 40, and its fabulous for living on board!
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