Originally Posted by wrevans
... What surprises me is that I can catch almost any cruising boat that has decided to set sail and there aren’t many. Even though my boat was considered a race boat in its day I am only 16 feet on the waterline. So I shouldn’t be able to catch boat 10 to 15 feet or longer than me. ...
Bill, if you haven't seen it yet, check out the latest issue of Good Old Boat. I think there's an article about a very early plastic boat (mid-1950's) that recently smoked some 37 foot plus Beneteau and other modern boats in a race in the Caribbean. I left it on my boat so I'll get more info when I'm there next. This boat was about a 40 footer with very long overhangs. Nice work, eh ?