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post #12 of Old 07-05-2006 Thread Starter
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Jeff Jeff Jeff, stick with the wood boats buddy

Don't get me wrong, I love wood boats, I grew up on them. But you clearly don;t know what makes a good fiberglass boat. The Newport 41 is built like a tank. A fast tank yes, but a tank none the less. 18000lbs, 8000 of it ballast, rod rigging, narrow, low freeboard, the cockpit is big I know but well protected none the less, my MKII riudder keeps her in control on any wave face, she's the best of the old and the new designs. No, she isn't purpose built for offshore, but I have talked with some of the best naval architects and some of the mosr seasoned bluewater cruisers, and funny, they all liked it. Guess you know more them then hey? Thanks for the reply none then less but do your research before you tear into my boat
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