I think it has to do with the type of the hull. Those boats were not made to go with engine
. I have tried the one with 40hp and I don't think it will go much faster with the bigger engine, except in bad weather. you can feel they drag a lot of water. Funny how it looks the opposite when you pull the sails up.
All the tests I saw also show a slow cruising speed under engine.
I have tried also the RM 1200, same kind of hull, same problem. Also slow under engine. My old Bavaria would out perform both by 1K while on engine. Now in what regards sailing, that's another story
I have said it already here, one of the disadvantages of these kind of boats is the speed under engine. If compared with a Salona 41, it will make a huge difference, about 2K on the cruising speed.
Tell me more. Do you have liked the interior? What about global quality? Do you had a look at the Opium 39 that I had pointed to you, the one with the modified running rigging?
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