Thanks Jeff, as always I enjoy your comments.
I personally have raced on a Farr 395.
I was on the delivery return from Bermuda to CT after the Newport race.
I never had such a painful experience.
It sounded like someone was smashing the boat with a sledgehammer. You could hear the fiberglass breaking.
Most of the time in the bunk we were in zero G, airborne.
It was a really rough ride and that was with a crew of 7.
My take was that the hull is shaped like a big surfboard, flat on the bottom.
Taking the waves that were coming our way we were slamming something terrible.
It does has a nice grid system for strength however. The asim pole was gulping down a significant amount of water as it was not meant to be used underwater.
Do you have any rules of thumb you go by to evaluate a boat for a particular purpose based on specs or is it mostly personal experience on the boat?
Last edited by davidpm; 10-25-2011 at 04:34 PM.