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post #25 of Old 08-31-2006
Dewey Benson
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Originally Posted by wrevans
Well I just can’t resist jumping in on this topic. My boat, a 22 ft Bluenose sloop, is an older universal rule type boat that wouldn’t make Jeff’s list of performance boats in this day and age.
Lopez Island
Ah but her short waterline dissapears at 18 degrees of heel! You probably have an effective waterline of 20-21 feet. This was designed by G. William McVay, and her "plank on edge" design is the speedy stuff of legend. Worst thing you can do with this vessel is under power with a quartering to dead stern seaway. Lots of reversing helm stuff. Very physical.
Nice yacht!

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