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Old 04-01-2012
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Re: Perfect 35-38 foot 'go anywhere' boat

The displacement numbers of the Tradewind are comparable to the Westsail and other boats of a similar type. Heavy equals comfortable.

But it is not fast. Speed on a displacement hull is nominally figured to be 1.34 x square root of its waterline length. This is the formula used on SailCalc. In other words any displacement hull with the same waterline length will have the same theoretical speed as the Tradewind - even a big old barge.

I am not saying it is a bad boat - more of a comfortable cruiser that has an easy motion and takes care of its occupants.
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