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post #9 of Old 01-11-2006 Thread Starter
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Amel vs others

Jeff, thanks very much for your opinion. The reason that I have choose to have a boat with electric furling is only from past experience. I sail for the last 20 years in south America where weather condition changes from 5 knots winds to 55 knots, always short handed, that means my wife and I.
I had no problem with my 30 feet Plenamar reefing manually in any weather condition.
For the last 12 month I have been sailing a 47 feet Beneteau that a friend bought and being every thing by hand, there is no way that me and my wife could handle it, even in good weather conditions.
I have been on board of an Amel and seen how it handles, and it is a beauty. That is the reason of my simple question, by the one have answered my question.
The idea is to sell the present one an buy the next boat in the Mediterrano ( France, Greece or Croatia), and start sailing from there, for how long…. Who knows….
Thanks every one
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