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Old 04-20-2010
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Hey CalebD
I actually spent several thursday nights last summer crewing aboard a 37 foot Bavaria during weekly races out of Mt Sinai on Long Island Sound. I had previously thought the "big" boats were sluggish and cumbersome. Well I learned how wrong that thinking was. It was a great experience, however owning a boat that can be sailed solo has great merits. Guess you can say I appreciate both, but you'll never see a Bavaria in Moriches Bay!!! You are right on about the Rhodes it is one of a kind in that it has the features and perks of a big boat and the convenience of a smaller one. 8 foot beam, huge flat wide cockpit, bigger than most 24s-27s, a pop top for superior cabin head room and rounded wide gunnels for comfortable seating when hiking out is in order... I love my Rhodes
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