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post #26 of Old 02-22-2012
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A 'test sail' isn't going to solve your problem. Any boat will sail nice and smoothly in 10 kts of wind. A real heavy boat will be a dream in 20 kts and a pig in 5 kts. A lightweight racer will be a dream in 5 kts but will make your wife scream in 20 (a bunch of racers would scream too, but with delight).

IMHO, it sounds like your wife would like a more comfortable, more traditional boat. I don't think a First 30 would be the right boat for her. The Oceanus line would be more to her liking than the First line.

Good luck,

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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