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Old 05-25-2010
ianh ianh is offline
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guess what...

was searching for a boat to buy and found that I had joined this forum years ago. Well I did buy a used 32S5 and have sailed it a lot. I live in Barbados where we have reasonably strong trades most of the year. Have used Asmara (a 1990 version) since I bought her in 2001, for coastal cruising, local racing and some inter-island ocean passages. It's one nasty beat back up here from the islands and the 32S5 is not really built for the constant smashing to windward, but I do love the boat very much. She has nice lines and sails well. As posted elsewhere, she is a tender boat and I believe I tend to sail her too heeled over. I wish that I could have had the fin keel version, but she came with the steel shoal keel.
Having just completed the Mount Gay regatta here, I was enthused to start looking for something a bit bigger.
Never did find those polars, but I see one of you had posted a link...will try that now.
thanks for the info
Ian
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