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post #7 of Old 08-16-2010
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Something that most people don't know is that Nauticat makes 2 quite different lines of boats. I'm not going to be able to quote all the model #'s correctly but -

* Traditional Motor Sailors - These are the traditional looking, boxy if you wish, classic pilothouse types - Starting with the 30 year old 33, the modified version of the 33 that started in '99 (mine) the 331 and on up through the 37, and on..... These have the sliding side doors that keep the rating down to B.

* Pilothouse Sailboats - These actually look more sleek like the new 'raised salon' types that have been around for the last 10 years by a few makers. Most are S & S designs and although they Do Have real pilothouses with a second steering station they are - Sailboats - Starting with the fairly new 321, then the fairly old 40, and on up...... These are the ones that do well in distance races etc.... and are rated A - Open Ocean (no sliding side pilothouse doors).

'Christy Leigh'
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Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI
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