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Old 11-27-2011
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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Marty,
Actually I find the Opium 39 a good looking boat.



About the boat and its speed potential I think you would like to read this boat test:

http://www.wauquiez.com/presse/opium...NV-2010-FR.pdf

The Translation is really bad. This is the translation of a test by the Doitch magazine "Yacht". "Yacht" is in my opinion probably the best sailing boat magazine (and I know a lot of them) and they don't like particularly French boats. They normally like X-Yacht, Arcona, Luffe, Finngulf, Swan and the like. I believe that I never heard them say so well about a French boat.

Look at the wind speed and the boat speed. I have sailed the same boat (the one in the photo) with about the same wind and I can tell you that those numbers are for real. The boat sails not far away from wind speed.

Regards

Paulo
this URL brings up the English version of the article:
http://www.wauquiez.com/presse/opium...NV-2010-EN.pdf
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