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post #4 of Old 06-16-2011
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Yes. I owned a wooden one and have sailed on others, wood and glass. They are beautiful, and handy, and seaworthy. The Dictator (31') model is fast as traditional boats go. (I know of one for sale in Ct). Disadvantages: In bigger models the gaff can be challenging to raise solo. They will not have as much headroom as similar modern boats, or amenities. I certainly loved owning one, it may have been my best all around boat.
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