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post #7 of Old 11-11-2009
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Tartan 37 CB vs. Keel

Actually, the PHRF ratings are decidedly not the same. I own a T37 fixed keel (6' 7" draft) and can tell you that I must carry a lower PHRF than a CB boat.

I have sailed aboard several CB T37's and they perform well to windward with the board down. My fixed keeler will outpoint them by a few degrees and will not exhibit as much leeway while doing so - hence the lower rating.

Off the wind, things equal out. They are similar on a reach and a run, although the CB boat gives you the option of board up to reduce drag when running.

Tom Wells
T37 #224 Higher Porpoise
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