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post #7 of Old 11-30-2009
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Tenderness and pointing

I sailed the Colvin Gazelle "Migrant" from Bellingham, Wa. to Phuket, Thailand. It has average tenderness for the first fifteen or so degrees of heel. However at that point she gets on her chine and stiffens considerable.
She does not go to weather in big seas and a blow. In 35 knot reinforced trades she tacked through 170 degrees and made leeway. On a beam reach, once I gave up trying to beat into the trades, she flew along at 8-10 kts. Going down the Oregon coast in 35 kts my son got her surfing at 11 kts. Dick Johnson, the original owner reeled off 200 mile days. She is not a slow boat.
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