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Thought I had posted this earlier but it appears to have gone into the void.
Regarding the Bestevaer v Puffin v Noordkapper.
To my mind the Noordkapper goes to far towards the traditional. Very nice and all that but but but....while the Puffin I like very much although I'm not a great fan of bowsprits....that anchor position is kind of weird as well but nonetheless the Puffin comes very close indeed.
However , if only they made it....a Puffin sized Bestevaer would be my ideal. The Bestewind 50 is such a wonderful amalgam of the modern and traditional, for me Dykstra is a very clever man indeed. Unlike Puffin and/or Noordkapper the Bestevaer/Bestewind is undeniably a modern design. I simply don't need or want 50'. But if I must...
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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Last edited by tdw; 07-26-2010 at 07:58 PM.