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Re: Mr. B Buys A Boat- Adventures in Boat Shopping
I guess that was my point Jim. We race our Tartan 27' against one C30 that I believe is the standard rig (fin keel but standard height mast) and often we beat him to the finish. There is another C30 at our club with the 'tall mast' version whose PHRF handicap is much lower then the other C30 we race against. The TM C30 has such a low PHRF it is not even in our racing division.
For cruising I'm sure it makes less of a difference. I'm just not a fan of winged keels as once I spent the night on an O'Day 272 that grounded and could not get off as the tide went out. The boat was left high and dry on the beach standing on the wing keel as the tide went out. Quite a night.
Racing is so far off my radar as to not even be a concern. I'll leave that to the skilled sailers here.