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post #3 of Old 09-07-2011
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Wheel is in the wrong place OK if you are racing but cruising thspt! Check out where Amel put theirs, that is where a cruiser wants it.

Windvane is just the start, what about the dinghy davits, solar panels, wind generator, kayaks, cuddly toy [ ok forget the toy]

Anyway 61 foot of boat is a lot of boat for a typical cruising couple. Manageable as long as nothing goes wrong, but have a sail problem in 25 knots and that will be beyond most cruising couples abilities, likewise the anchor plus chain will be too heavy to manhandle if the winch goes wrong.

Oh yes in mast furling thspt thspt thspt! Slab reefing please. Better sail set and fixable.
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